The majority of the regulations amending the Commercial Vehicle Drivers HOS Regulations, as published in Canada Gazette, Part II, Volume 152, Number 12, are dedicated to the Technical Standards for ELDs.
Data sharing: Data will need to be easily — and securely — shared with law enforcement in a standardized format to save time and reduce confusion. There is a requirement for a certified device to have a single-step method to electronically transfer RODS at roadside.
Logbook edits: Drivers will be able to edit their logs (with required annotations) and will be required to certify their RODS. Carriers will be able to suggest edits to a driver log; however, the edits suggested by the motor carrier will require the driver’s approval.
Data collection: Devices will collect additional data, including engine power status, vehicle motion status, vehicle location, engine hours, miles driven, driver CDL#, truck VIN#, and more.
Driver alerts: Devices will be required to prompt the driver(s) logging into a vehicle with a warning indicating the existence of new unassigned driving time and also alert the driver when a device malfunction is detected.
Driver duty status: In addition to the various duty statuses already provided for in the HOS regulations, the ELD will provide for the special driving conditions of On-Duty Yard Move and Off-Duty Personal Conveyance. Both of these special driving conditions allow for vehicle movement without counting against allotted drive time. In Canada, Personal Conveyance will be subject to the current limitations of the Canadian HOS rules.