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Q. Will my U.S. ELD work in Canada?

Yes and no. Yes, your U.S. ELD will work in Canada, and U.S. drivers can operate in Canada while following Canadian HOS rules: 13 hours of driving in a 14-hour day.

However, in this case, the U.S. driver will be shown in violation by the U.S. ELD, unless the solution is also programmed with the Canadian rules, which Geotab is.

Given that log formatting requirements are different between the U.S. and Canada, Geotab is able to meet the log format requirements for both countries, seamlessly displaying these details differently per country — meaning that once a driver crosses the border, their log will reflect the new country’s 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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