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Q. What are the differences between the Canada ELD Mandate and the U.S. ELD Final Rule?

There are several key differences between the U.S. and Canadian ELD regulations, including:

  • Canadian ELDs must be third-party certified. In the U.S., providers self-certify their devices.
  • Canadian drivers will not transfer logs electronically to a federal system like eRODs. Instead, drivers will be required to email a specially created transfer file to officers, and officers may have software to convert the file into a readable format. More details are expected about how this process will work.
  • Canadian ELDs must meet the Technical Standard for Electronic Logging Devices published by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA), which outlines the minimum requirements.

Expert Bio

Answered by : Scott Sutarik from Geotab

VP, Commercial Vehicle Solutions

Scott Sutarik is the VP of Commercial Vehicle Solutions at Geotab Inc. He has extensive experience within the truck manufacturing industry, specializing in medium duty and heavy duty trucks. He previously worked in sales and marketing at Navistar Inc. where he supported over 700 dealerships, worked with suppliers and telematics providers, and managed the OnCommand Connection Program. With his expertise in telematics, regulatory compliance, engine diagnostics, and alternative fueled vehicles, Scott provides training and works with Geotab's partners to develop leading-edge fleet management solutions for the trucking industry.

Scott Sutarik is the VP of Commercial Vehicle Solutions at Geotab Inc. He has extensive experience within the truck manufacturing industry, specializing in medium duty and heavy duty trucks. He previously worked in sales and marketing at Navistar Inc. where he supported over 700 dealerships, worked with suppliers and telematics providers, and managed the OnCommand Connection Program. With his expertise in telematics, regulatory compliance, engine diagnostics, and alternative fueled vehicles, Scott provides training and works with Geotab's partners to develop leading-edge fleet management solutions for the trucking industry.

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