New Electronic Logging Device Certification Program helps manufacturers meet Transport Canada requirements
(Toronto, ON) – CSA Group has launched a new ELD Certification Program after receiving accreditation from the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and Transport Canada. As an accredited Certification Body (CB), CSA Group can test and certify ELDs regardless of the manufacturer’s country of origin.
(“CSA” refers to the Canadian Standards Association brand that was in use until it was replaced by CSA Group, which is an independent, not-for-profit membership association serving industry, government, consumers and other interested parties in Canada and the global marketplace.)
According to Transport Canada’s mandate, as of June 12, 2021, all federally regulated commercial trucks, buses, and other fleet vehicles operating in Canada must be equipped with a certified ELD to monitor a driver’s hours, instead of drivers logging their hours manually. These certified ELDs must meet the Technical Standard for Electronic Logging Devices published by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA).
“CSA Group is proud to support Transport Canada’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) certification program,” says Gianluca Arcari, Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer at CSA Group. “Recognition of CSA Group as an accredited certification body broadens the options available to ELD manufacturers and suppliers seeking testing and certification, further contributing to the successful rollout of this important public safety initiative.”
In May, the CCMTA published a message for the industry explaining that jurisdictions plan to support the adoption of the mandate by providing a progressive enforcement period, without penalty, until June 12, 2022. To comply with the mandate during this transition period, motor carriers, and commercial vehicle operators must have a plan in place for equipping all commercial trucks, buses, and other fleet vehicles with certified ELDs.
Firms ready to test and certify their ELDs can contact CSA Group. to get started.