B.C. is in the process of determining how to implement ELDs for commercial motor vehicles operating within the province. The current intended target for the implementation of a provincial ELD mandate is Summer 2022. More information will become available as the regulatory change process moves forward.

On June 12, 2021, updates to the federal Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations (CVDHOSR) come into force. These changes make it mandatory for commercial motor vehicle drivers who cross provincial/territorial borders to use ELDs to record their hours of service (HoS).

B.C.’s current intention is to adopt an ELD mandate that follows the province’s existing approach to HoS regulations as this provides consistency and helps level the playing field for all carriers regardless of where the carrier operates.

Read the entire article and view common questions.

The Northern BC Truckers Association is pleased to provid the following information and links regarding Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) from Transport Canada.

  • Main Information Page -  click here
  • Information regarding the accreditation process - click here
  • List of certified ELDs (current count = 0) - click here

It is likely that they will not display any certified devices until there at least a couple so that one company doesn’t have a significant advantage over others. That said, there aren’t any certified at the time this article was posted. Please bookmark the List of certified ELDs so that you may check in the future.

Update Regarding The Electronic Log Devices:

Electronic Log Devices are mandatory for those hauling in the US only. From Dec18/17-Apr01/18, there will be a Soft Enforcement Policy on all Commercial Vehicles coming or going into the US. It is Business as usual for all Commercial Vehicles operating in Canada. There still has been no date set for when changes are to come. Once Government sets a date for ELD's to be used in Canada, expect a 2-year window, before any type of enforcement will be put into place.

The attached bulletin from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure provides clarity regarding B.C.'s Hours of Service (HOS) regulations while providing relief during the COVID-10 pandemic.


If you have questions regarding whether a driver is exempt under MVAR 37.11(d), please contact the NSC program office at 250-952-0576 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There is a National Safety Code for Carriers Online Training Course available from the Province of BC website.

The training contains five modules that should take you approximately six to eight hours to complete. The course includes videos, downloadables, and some online activities. The videos and web pages can be viewed on a mobile device. The Flash activities work best on a computer.

Find out more about the CVSE National Safety Code for Carriers and the course.