Ministry of Transportation ELD Information Pamphlets

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has released information pamphlets which contain additional information on Ontario’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. The pamphlets include:

  • Application and exemption criteria
  • Details regarding operator and driver responsibilities
  • Exemption details
  • Links to web content
  • And more…

The pamphlet is intended as an informational resource to promote awareness of Ontario’s ELD mandate and related requirements which were communicated on November 11th, 2021. Although ELD requirements took effect for commercial truck carriers on June 12, 2022, Ontario implemented an education and awareness period for both the provincial and federal ELD mandates through to January 1, 2023 (without penalties). This approach has been taken to support industry in the successful transition to ELDs and align with the enforcement approach of federal ELD mandates as advised by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators.

Download a copy of the pamphlet in both English and French below.


FSC Chapters Announce Special December Meetings

Get your favorite holiday sweater ready! Now that most of the FSC Chapters have resumed in-person meetings many have decided to return to their annual December celebration meetings. Read more below about what several chapters have planned for December.

Each of the chapters below will be accepting donations for a local food bank at these meetings, more details are included in the individual chapter flyers which are downloadable below.

Remember that if you plan on attending these sessions, pre-registration is required.

FSC Southern Chapter December Lunch Meeting

Date: Wednesday December 14th, 2022

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm (with lunch to follow)

Price: Free

Registration: Email safety@dovecreekme.com to confirm your registration

Overview: The Southern Chapter is proud bring back their annual December Lunch Meeting with special guest speaker Jodi Burness to speak on Defending Provincial Offenses Post-COVID-19. Jodi Burness (Burness Paralegal Services) will provide a summary transportation industry guide for how to defend charges post-COVID. Jodi will be discussing COVID and Provincial Administration in Ontario Courts, Zoom Trials, Your CVOR, Certified Evidence, HTA Changes and More!!!!

FSC Toronto Chapter December Breakfast Meeting

Date: Thursday December 15th, 2022

Time:

  • Breakfast: 8:00 – 9:00 am
  • Meeting: 9:00 – 12:00 pm

Price:

  • Early Bird Registration: $35 (Register before December 1st)
  • Registration after December 1st: $40

Registration: Click here to register through Eventbrite

Overview: The Toronto Chapter is excited to announce that the guest speaker this year will be Geoff Wood, Senior Vice President – Policy at the Ontario Trucking Association and Canadian Trucking Alliance. Join us as Geoff will be providing an update on the industry as well as the initiatives that the OTA and CTA are currently working on.

Joint Central and Southwestern Chapter Lunch Meeting

Date: Tuesday December 20th, 2022

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (with lunch to follow)

Price: $35

Registration: Click here to register (Registration provided by Links Consulting)

Overview: The Central Chapter is proud to host the annual Central/Southwestern December meeting this year. This special meeting includes 2 presentations:

  1. Defending Provincial Offenses Post-COVID-19: Join Jodi Burness (Burness Paralegal Services) as she provides a summary transportation industry guide for how to defend charges post-COVID. Jodi will be discussing COVID and Provincial Administration in Ontario Courts, Zoom Trials, Your CVOR, Certified Evidence, HTA Changes and More!!!!
  2. Moving to a Digital Driver’s Reference Manual: Join Peter Calvert (Compliant Trucking Inc.) will be sharing his insights on the benefits of moving to a digital driver’s reference manual.


Reminder: Ontario’s Electronic Logging Device Mandate

Details of Ontario’s provincial Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate were communicated on November 1, 2021. This was done to outline requirements and criteria for commercial truck and bus carriers in Ontario. These changes make it mandatory for commercial motor vehicle drivers who operate within Ontario to use an ELD to record their hours of service.

To simplify operating requirements for Ontario carriers that operate both inside and outside of the province, Ontario’s ELD regulations closely match the federal ELD mandate and took effect for commercial truck carriers on June 12, 2022. Bus carriers who operate in Ontario only will be required to use a certified ELD as of July 1, 2023.

While requirements took effect for commercial truck carriers on June 12, 2022, Ontario has implemented an education and awareness period for both the provincial and federal ELD mandates through to January 1, 2023 (without penalties). This approach has been taken to support industry in the successful transition to ELDs and align with the enforcement approach of federal ELD mandates as advised by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators.

As the conclusion of the education and awareness period, Ontario carriers continue to be advised:

  • The education and awareness period is a temporary measure.
  • To prepare and research device options and ensure that any ELD procured is a certified device as approved by Transport Canada.
  • To expect education and awareness of ELD requirements to be discussed during interactions with commercial vehicle enforcement (penalties will not be issued)
  • To be aware of the regulations and requirements of the provinces or territories where they will be operating (provinces and territories are responsible for enforcing the federal Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations).
  • Enforcement action will be taken following the conclusion of the education and awareness period on January 1, 2023, including charges and penalties for violations of federal and provincial ELD mandates

Helpful Links: As a reminder, amendments to Ontario regulations can be found on e-Laws:

Additional Resources: