Regulation - LGIC

Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) for Intra-provincial Carriers

Regulation Number(s):
Regulation 555/06
Instrument Type:
Regulation - LGIC
Bill or Act:
Highway Traffic Act
Summary of Proposal:
An Electronic Logging Device (ELD) is computer-based software that monitors the activities of a commercial driver to ensure compliance with Hours of Service 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 ELDs are an important safety advancement and will replace the outdated paper log system.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. The information from these logs can be falsified, incomplete, or missing to avoid accountability for non-compliance with 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 with an education and awareness period without penalty until June 12, 2022 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.
Transport Canada'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).
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
Please see attached
Further Information:
Proposal Number:
21-MTO038
Posting Date:
May 28, 2021
Comments Due Date:
July 12, 2021
Contact Address:
301 St Paul St
St Catharines ON L2R 7R4