Canadian and Mexican truckers that operate in the U.S. will have to comply with a new federal mandate that requires them to use electronic logging devices that track the number of hours they spend behind the wheel.
The majority of large Canadian carriers that run in the U.S. have been proactively ELD-compliant for a number of years, said Margo Beghetto, spokesman for the Canadian Trucking Alliance. The CTA represents approximately 4,500 carriers that employee about 150,000 Canadian drivers.
Transport Canada, the country’s transportation agency responsible for developing regulations and policies, is currently working on its own ELD rule, expected to be published soon.
Mexican-based carriers are also preparing for the impending ELD mandate in the U.S. Mexico is currently working on its first hours-of-service rule for truckers.