Canadian Bluetooth ELD Devices for Trucks
ELD devices are essential to truckers and carriers in order to follow federal and state rules. The ELD Mandate is now in full enforcement, and most drivers and carriers must follow it. HOS247 services and technology help drivers, owner-operators, and fleet operations to adhere to complex interstate rules, intrastate regulations, and exemptions.
HOS247 Provides ELD Trucking Devices
HOS247 provides reliable technology to comply with the mandated hours of service regulations. Drivers and managers can rely on customer support professionals who speak their language, whether that language is English, Spanish, Russian, or Polish. Devices pair easily with tablets via either Bluetooth or USB. The electronic truck logbook apps and other software connect in a flash to help drivers manage routes and compliance. HOS247 devices deliver all-in-one solutions with no contracts and Hassle-Free 2-Week Returns.
Canadian ELD mandate
The much anticipated ELD mandate was released by Transport Canada on June 13, 2019, through Gazette II. The ELD states that all commercial vehicles or carriers must use a certified bluetooth ELD (Electronic logging device) to record driver RODS and HOS. Manual recording on paper logs will not be considered valid by Transport Canada after the compliance date of the ELD mandate which is June 12, 2021.
The ELD mandate was issued by Transport Canada to enhance road safety and vehicle security. Also, the electronic logging system will save tons of paperwork and manual labor. Carrier companies or individual owners will also get better returns on their investment as fleet management will become automated. The total benefit estimated in a report released by Canada Gazette amounted to more than 350 million dollars for all fleet companies and vehicle owners.
What is an ELD trucking device?
ELD stands for Electronic Logging Device. This device is connected to the vehicle to automatically record vehicle diagnostics and driver information like HOS, RODS, IFTA mileage, etc. The recorded data is then processed into a report that can be accessed remotely by fleet managers and dispatchers. The eld trucking devices will also allow drivers to manage logs and driving status. Here is a list of functions that an electronic logbook will perform.
Manage or edit logs and DVIRs: A registered electronic logbook will allow drivers as well as fleet managers to access and edit logs and DVIRs during duty hours. Driver can access the ELD via Bluetooth or USB and fleet companies can get remote access via the internet (preferably 4G network).
Auto-record HOS: The e-log device can automatically record the hours of service by monitoring driving status and tracking engine usage.
IFTA mileage: A certified eld device for trucks will automatically record the mileage by tracking engine start-up and stop along with the speed of the vehicle.
Driver support: The e-logging device will facilitate on-road communication between driver and fleet manager to resolve compliance issues or problems like vehicle breakdown, dispatch assignment, etc.
Vehicle diagnostics: The registered ELD will maintain a record of vehicle diagnostics like engine usage, distance traveled, fuel consumption, RODS, HOS, etc. in the form of reports. This will help fleet managers to schedule routine maintenance saving unexpected break-downs.
Stay compliant: The e-log solution collects all the data to prepare an automated report that complies with the norms of Transport Canada. This helps to avoid manual errors thereby preventing audit risks.
Who is affected by the Canadian ELD Mandate?
According to Transport Canada, more than 160,000 commercial vehicles will come under the radar of the ELD mandate. Commercial vehicles including trucks and buses that operate under the federal government must comply with the Canadian ELD mandate.
Commercial vehicles that operate within the province are regulated by the provincial body. These vehicles must adopt the rules specified by their provincial government. Vehicles that provide both provincial and extra-provincial transportation are managed by the federal government and hence will be affected by the ELD rules.
Transport Canada has also made it obligatory for drivers and fleet companies to use registered ELDs only. Vehicles using unregistered electronic logging devices to record HOS or RODS need to switch to certified ELDs within the compliance period to avoid penalty. As per the rules issued by Transport Canada in the mandate, ELD manufacturers cannot self-certify their products. This means all electronic logbooks should be certified by third-party accredited bodies only.
Canada ELD Mandate Exemptions
Transport Canada has put out certain criteria of exemptions to the ELD mandate for commercial vehicles. This means some carriers including trucks and buses that are operating extra-provincially may not have to follow the new ELD rules. Here are the criteria of exemptions to the Canadian ELD mandate.
- if the vehicle is operating under a special permit from the territorial or provincial HOS director then it is exempted from the ELD rules.
- Some vehicles may operate under a statutory exemption so they should not comply with the new rules
- If the commercial vehicle is operating under a rental agreement for a period of less than 30 days then ELD mandate does not apply.
- Vehicles of older models (manufactured before the year 2000) do not have to comply with the ELD mandate.
Why HOS247 is a Good Choice
HOS247 provides high quality ELD trucking devices with top-rated support. Our support team members are knowledgeable about HOS compliance and operations, as well as troubleshooting problems on the road. We are able to assist customers in English, Spanish, Russian, and Polish. HOS247 provides training to drivers on how to connect ELD devices to trucks and how to use electronic logbooks in a compliant and efficient manner, making it so much easier for fleet managers to stay on top of safety regulations. HOS247 provides a seamless transition for drivers, owner-operators, and safety managers to comply with the ELD Mandate.