Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) for Intra-provincial Carriers

Regulation Number(s):
Regulation 555/06 Hours of Service
Instrument Type:
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Proposal:
An ELD is computer-based software that monitors the activities of a commercial driver to ensure compliance with HoS legislation. ELDs are an important safety advancement and will replace the outdated paper log system. Current regulations require drivers of commercial motor vehicles to self-report their on-duty, off-duty and driving time in a paper-based daily log. ELDs significantly reduce the administrative burden for drivers and carriers to record and monitor HoS and reduce inspection time and improve enforcement tools to detect potential violations of the HoS Regulations.

Transport Canada (TC) amended the Federal HoS Regulations to mandate the use of ELDs for all federally regulated commercial truck and bus operators. This new requirement is scheduled to come into force on June 12, 2021 and will replace paper-based daily logbooks.

Ontario requires a regulatory amendment to adopt the same changes as outlined in TC's requirements, including mandating the use of ELDs for intra-provincial carriers.

TC's new requirements will apply to Ontario carriers who travel outside of Ontario. If approved, Ontario is proposing similar changes for carriers that operated in Ontario only (intra-provincial carriers).

The information provided will walk through some of TC's changes followed by a survey. Please take the time to review and provide your feedback. The information we receive from the survey will help shape how Ontario moves forward with the use of ELDs for intra-provincial carriers.
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
Posting Date:
November 12, 2020
Comments Due Date:
December 21, 2020
Contact Address:
301 St Paul St, St Catharines ON L2R 3M8