KeepTruckin’s #1 electronic logging device (ELD) is now fully certified on both Android and iOS for the Canadian ELD mandate. Our reliable, easy-to-use ELD has helped fleets stay compliant in Canada and in the U.S. since 2017. With this certification, customers can continue to operate confidently and meet their compliance obligations.
To ensure compliance with ELD requirements, the Canadian mandate requires that all ELD providers undergo rigorous technical testing with an accredited third-party certification body. After passing extensive road and bench testing with the accredited certification body CSA Group, KeepTruckin is officially listed on Transport Canada’s website as an approved provider. The extensive vetting means that Canadian fleets can feel confident relying on KeepTruckin to help manage their compliance needs.
Full mandate enforcement begins June 12
With full enforcement of the ELD mandate coming June 12, 2022, experts recommend that fleets adopt ELD technology as soon as possible to help avoid violations and operational disruptions. Non-compliant drivers will be subject to fines, out-of-service orders, and potential criminal citations during roadside inspections. Non-compliant carriers will be subject to enhanced enforcement scrutiny and possible safety rating downgrades.
To avoid service disruptions, it’s crucial that you implement an approved ELD before the June 12 enforcement deadline. As KeepTruckin customers in Canada work toward full compliance with the ELD mandate, they can count on our support and technology for help in meeting their ELD obligations.
Tips to help you prepare for enforcement
Complying with the Canadian ELD mandate goes beyond buying and installing an ELD. The most successful fleets also spend time familiarizing themselves with the new compliance workflows. Here are two simple steps to help you prepare for a smooth transition.
1. Train your team early
The best way to prepare for the upcoming ELD mandate is to adopt ELD technology in advance then train your drivers and back-office staff on how to use it. Show your team how to log Hours of Service (HOS), avoid violations, and toggle between Canadian and U.S. rules. To practice using Canadian-specific functionality, customers can download our highly rated Driver App on Google Play or the Apple App Store. Get comfortable with features such as deferral of hours, yard move and personal conveyance limits, and Alberta cycle rules. Helpful training videos can be found on KeepTruckin’s YouTube channel, and any questions can be offloaded to our Canadian ELD experts 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
2. Be prepared for roadside inspections
For a smooth roadside inspection, make sure your fleet’s electronic logs are up to date and certified. It’s helpful to know where to access required documentation, whether it’s in printed or digital form. Also, make sure you understand the differences in how Canada and the U.S. inspect the electronic record of duty status (RODS), including ELD records.
Many U.S. fleets waited until the last minute to prepare for the U.S. ELD mandate. As a result, drivers and fleets had to scramble to meet the deadline. ELD providers were slammed with so many last-minute requests that fleets were left waiting, and drivers without an approved ELD installed were placed out of service until compliant.
KeepTruckin has solutions for all your fleet management needs
As your long-term partner, KeepTruckin goes beyond helping you meet the ELD mandate requirements. Our reliable, easy-to-use compliance technology can help prevent violations, reduce operating costs, and keep your drivers safe. Drivers can complete daily compliance tasks faster and more efficiently with our highly rated Driver App — meaning they can spend more time earning money on the road.
With KeepTruckin, fleets have reduced Hours of Service violations and time spent on compliance tasks by up to 50%. KeepTruckin also offers a full fleet management platform backed by award-winning 24/7 support. Our innovative AI technology ranges from driver safety and GPS tracking to dispatch, fuel, and maintenance. Whatever your operational needs, we have the technology to help meet them.
If you’re a KeepTruckin customer, download the latest Driver App and familiarize yourself with the new ELD technology today. Not yet a KeepTruckin customer? Request a demo to learn more about our easy-to-use ELD. We’re here to partner with you every step of the way so that your fleet stays compliant once full enforcement of the Canadian ELD mandate goes into effect.
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