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Breaking News:

E-Bulletin
November 18, 2022
UPDATED INFO TO NOV 7TH ELD BULLETIN
 
Good afternoon PMTC Members. It seems what Newfoundland reported at the CCMTA meetings in Ottawa on November 3rd was not accurate. See update we received today from Newfoundland with different information for Provincially regulated carriers. We are providing this update to ensure our members and contacts have the most up to date and accurate information.
 
K. Gail Boland, Assistant Deputy Minister Digital Government and Services Branch has advised as of November 18, 2022 as below: 

"We have not yet communicated when provincially regulated carriers (those that travel within the Province only) will be required to install and use ELDs. When this decision is made, sufficient notice will be provided so that all provinical carriers have the time needed to purchase, install and train their drivers on the use of ELDs." 

November 7, 2022

Electronic Logging Device Update as Enforcement date of January 1st, 2023, approaches

The PMTC attended the fall Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) Compliance & Regulatory Affairs Committee (CRA) meetings in Ottawa on November 3rd. This was the CCMTA’s first return to in-person meetings since November of 2019 as a result of Covid. These meetings are invaluable and are important to attend for anyone who has a stake in safety, compliance and regulatory harmonization across this country. These meetings gather key transportation regulatory officials from each province and Territory as well as the federal government and allows industry stakeholders to hear firsthand what is new and what is coming down the road for rules and regulations, and even more important, allows stakeholders to provide their views and engage in open dialogue with regulators. One of the key items discussed this year was an update on the ELD regulation and where each jurisdiction and the feds stand in readiness to enforce the regulation by the stated enforcement date of January 1st of 2023. Since I have received many calls and emails over the last couple weeks wondering about the status, I am going to take this opportunity to provide you with the latest updates, that were provided at the CRA meetings last week.

Devices

There are currently 55 approved devices listed on Transport Canada’s approved list. In order for you to be compliant with the federal regulation, prior to January 1st, you must select, install, activate and be using one of these approved devices by the enforcement date. (The regulation has actually been in place since June 12th of 2021, but enforcement was delayed as a result of a lack of devices as well as some other operational issues).  To confirm if a device you are currently using is compliant, you must verify the device name, model # as well as the software version. The last part is very important. Very few devices currently in use have updated their software and therefore are not currently compliant. Ensure to verify this, and if not updated, reach out to your supplier to find out when it will be updated and how this may change the operation of the system.

https://tc.canada.ca/en/road-transportation/electronic-logging-devices/list-certified-electronic-logging-devices#wb-auto-4

Who must comply?

The regulation is a federal regulation, which means all federally regulated carriers who are currently required to use a logbook, with few exceptions, must comply. Each individual Province determines whether they will enforce it for Provincially regulated carriers, and if so, when. At the end of this update I will provide a status update for each jurisdiction and their enforcement/implementation plans.

For those who are exempt, the list is small, and are below

  1. operated by a motor carrier under a permit;
  2.  operated by a motor carrier to which an exemption has been issued under the Act;
  3.  the subject of a rental agreement of no longer than 30 days that is not an extended or renewed rental of the same vehicle; or
  4. manufactured before model year 2000.

An exemption is also being worked on for drive-away-away-operators and the Motion Picture Industry and is expected to be in place by January 1st.

Below is a link to the full federal HOS regulations.

https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-2005-313/ 

 

Who will be ready to enforce the Federal Regulation?

While this is a federal regulation, it is up to each Province and Territory to enforce the regulation, and some need to update their regulations in order to be able to enforce it. According to updates received last week, B.C. and Quebec will not be able to enforce the federal regulation by January 1st, as updates are still being worked on. While they expect enforcement to begin sometime in 2023, no confirmed timetable was available. The Northwest Territories won’t be ready on January 1st but expect to begin enforcement sometime before the end of January. All other jurisdictions indicated they either are or will be ready to begin enforcement of the federal regulation by January 1st.

Who will enforce/enact the regulation for Provincially regulated carriers?

If you are a carrier who solely operates inside the boundaries of one Province or Territory, you are governed by Provincial regs, not federal. If this is your situation, whether the ELD regulation applies to you, depends on what the Province or Territory you operate in has decided to do. The following Provinces have indicated the regulations will apply to Provincial Carriers in their province on January 1st, the same date as the federal Regs.

Newfoundland

New Brunswick

Ontario

Manitoba

Yukon

The NWT indicated they expect to begin enforcement for Territorial carriers before the end of January. B.C. and Quebec plan to enforce this for Provincial Carriers but have no confirmed timeline yet. Nova Scotia will enforce for Provincial Carriers in their Province on January 1st of 2024. Alberta and Saskatchewan have no plans currently to place this in their Provincial Regulations. Provincial Carriers who operate in P.E.I. only operate within a 160km radius, which means a logbook is not required, therefor no ELD is required.

Ferry Exemption

The Federal regulation has a ferry exemption in it that allows a carrier to use time waiting to board the ferry, time while on the ferry, and time driving to a location with in 25km’s of dis-embarkment to be combined together to meet the 8 hour off duty requirement. The exemption will still be in place once ELD enforcement begins, and a driver will record it the same way as they do now on a paper log. The concern that has been raised is that the ELD does not know how to recognize this and it will show a violation. Will this is true, provided drivers have proof in their possession that they are in compliance with the ferry exemption, (ferry terminal receipts for boarding, cabin berth etc), the officer will not charge the driver with a violation. Enforcement guidance is expected to be released prior to January 1st. Long term changes in the technical standard are being discussed to address the issue of the device showing a violation.

Should you have any questions on the upcoming eld mandate, please feel free to reach back to me at trucks@pmtc.ca

Mike Millian

President

Private Motor Truck Council of Canada

225 Main Street East

Unit #5, Milton, On

L9T 1N9

Office: 905-827-0587

Cell: 519-932-0902

Fax: 905-827-8212

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Apply to Speak at PMTC’s 2023 Conference

The PMTC is now accepting proposals from prospective speakers for our 2023 annual conference, being held at a new venue this year, the Hamilton Convention Center, from June 21st to the 23rd 2023.  With the quality and popularity of our conference over recent years, the number of requests we receive from people asking to speak has increased significantly. In order to be fair to all, and to ensure we also maintain the quality and integrity of our educational seminars, we have decided this is the best route to go to search for speakers who can provide education on the topics we are looking for. We will be accepting proposals until December 31st of 2022. Successful proposals will be non-commercial, educational, and focused on current industry trends. (Please note, we do not pay for professional speakers at our events.) As a result of a survey of past attendee’s and PMTC Members, we have selected some suggested topics, however, please feel free to select a topic of your own to submit that you feel is relevant to today’s industry.  No matter your submission, you must be able to present as an expert on your chosen topic to be considered for our 2023 conference. Please click here for full details and for the submission form.

 

Mike Millian

President

Private Motor Truck Council of Canada

225 Main Street East

Unit #5, Milton, On

L9T 1N9

Office: 905-827-0587

Cell: 519-932-0902

Fax: 905-827-8212