PSAC is pleased to report that aligned with our advocacy efforts, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, Federal Minister of Transport has announced that the Canadian Federal ELD Mandate, coming into force on June 12, 2021 will begin with an enforcement roll out that involves education and awareness only. This will give sufficient time for industry to obtain and install certified ELDs without penalty.
PSAC applauds this announcement and the decision taken by the Minister of Transport. It is important to continue moving forward on important safety initiatives such as the upcoming Federal ELD mandate and our members have been supportive of these changes. Our concerns have been with the implementation of the ELD regulations, in particular the delays in establishing an accredited certification body for ELDs and the impact that will have on the overall implementation strategy of these regulations. Our members are eager to move forward in their efforts to meet the regulation requirements but want to be sure their investments in ELDs meet the certification requirements.