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Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Certification

Canadian companies have until June 12, 2021 to comply with Transport Canada’s regulation with regards to ELD certification.

Effective June 12, 2021, Transport Canada’s Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations requires that all federally-regulated motor carriers be certified to ensure that each commercial vehicle in operation is equipped with a compliant ELD. To comply with this regulation, ELDs must be verified and certified by a third-party certification body accredited with the ISO/IEC 17065 standard.

As an accredited Certification Body for ELDs, FPInnovations holds the ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation required by Transport Canada to test and certify electronic logging devices.

What is an ELD?

An ELD is a device or technology that automatically records a driver’s driving time in order to better track, manage, share and improve accuracy and efficiency in recording the driver’s record of duty status. In Canada, an ELD must be compliant with the Technical Standard for Electronic Logging Devices, published by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators and must be certified by an accredited Certification Body.

The regulations guiding the certification of ELDs are provided in Regulations Amending the Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations (Electronic Logging Devices and Other Amendments): SOR/2019-165, published by Transport Canada on June 12, 2019, under section 79.1.

ELD providers: Apply for certification

The certification process is divided into two phases:

Phase I: Preparation and Verification

  • Step 1: Application and Review
  • Step 2: Technology Evaluation and Review

Phase II: Certification

  • Step 3: Certification Decision and Documentation
  • Step 4: Publication of Certification Decision
  • Step 5: Post-certification Activities

For additional information and for  all inquiries concerning ELD certification, and to request an application package, please contact FPInnovations’ Certification Team by sending an email to eld_dce@fpinnovations.ca.

Fleets: Make sure your equipment is compliant

Effective June 12, 2021, Transport Canada’s Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations will require that federally-regulation motor carriers and their drivers use an ELD that has been certified as compliant. The master list of certified ELDs will be available on Transport Canada’ website for fleets to make sure they select ELDs that are certified for use in Canada.

List of certified ELDs

Effective June 12, 2021, all Canadian motor carriers and drivers will need to use ELDs that have been tested and certified by an accredited Certification Body.

Below is the list of ELDs that have been certified by FPInnovations. Look for ELD devices with FPInnovations’ certification mark.

Please consult Transport Canada’s website for the master list of certified ELDs.

Vendor name Product model name and number Version of the technical standard it complies with Software version Day Start Time (Midnight / Variable) Engine Synchronization (ECM / Non-ECM) Certification body name Certification date Certification number Certification status
ELD Provider ELD XYZ
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