8 September 2017 Auckland
Mandate moving ahead
Last night the US House of Representatives rejected a last-ditch effort to delay the December 18th implementation date for Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). As reported in July, EROAD believed this caused confusion for motor carriers who have only a few months to prepare for ELD compliance.
Mr Newman said “We are very pleased to have finally received clarity on the mandate for ELD’s, allowing the market to move forward on adopting solutions to meet ELD requirements. We believe there are a significant number of carriers out there who have waited until the last minute who are now beginning to act.”
Canada’s intentions on ELD’s
Geoff Wood, senior vice president of policy for the Canadian Trucking Alliance, explained during a recent presentation that a draft of Canada’s version of the ELD mandate – which will be “99.8% in line” with the rule promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – should be published sometime this fall.
Canadian industry stakeholders expect the draft to be quickly approved, as the technical standards have been in development for the last six years, with a final rule likely to be issued by the end of 2017.
If published as expected, the deadline for compliance with Canada’s ELD mandate would be by December of 2019.
Use of EROAD’s ELD solution for training of commercial motor vehicle inspectors
EROAD is pleased to report that the FMCSA, through the Department of Transportation’s National Training Center (NTC), has selected EROAD as one of four ELD devices for use at their central training facility. The NTC is responsible for the administration of training to all commercial motor vehicle inspectors and investigators in the U.S. at the municipal, state and federal levels.
Mr Newman observed that “This is a significant endorsement and highlights EROAD’s collaborative efforts to educate regulators around our ELD in preparation for the December 2017 compliance date. By building confidence and trust with the regulators, our customers benefit from a more seamless experience and EROAD’s position as a credible technology provider in the North American market is elevated.”