Isaac Instruments says ELD extension not needed

by Today's Trucking

Isaac Instruments says it’s comfortable with the timeline in place, requiring certified electronic logging devices (ELDs) to be used in Canada by June 12.

Its statement comes as some organizations are calling for an enforcement deferral, since no ELDs have yet been certified.

“With 40% of the major carriers in Canada relying on Isaac’s solution, we take our role seriously. We serve an essential service industry and recognize that Isaac’s technology is mission-critical for carrier operations. We must meet the needs of the transportation industry and adapt to changing regulations,” said Jacques DeLarochelliere, president and co-founder of Isaac. 

Jacques DeLarochelliere of Isaac Instruments. (Photo: Isaac Instruments)

He went on to say Isaac will provide support to customers to ensure a smooth transition.

“As a diligent supplier, we have a responsibility to always ensure our clients’ compliance,” DeLarochelliere added. “We are comfortable with the timeline, confident with the process and satisfied with the responses received from regulatory authorities these past years. The enforcement date has been known since June 12, 2019, and is therefore not a surprise. As always, we will follow the guidance on the Canadian ELD regulations.”

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  • The fact that the date has been known since June of 2019 has no meaning, the certification process was not in place until October 27th of 2020, and we currently still have zero devices certified as legal to be used in Canada with 4 months left to the deadline. That is an undeniable problem that will cause severe problems for many fleets in Canada as well as US fleets that operate into Canada. These carriers must have a good selection of legal and compliant ELD devices to choose from, and must have the proper time to implement certified devices into their fleet, of which as previously mentioned, we currently have zero of those approved. They also must have time to find out if the device they may have been using for the last many years will be approved or needs to be removed and replaced. There is no possible way, under current circumstances, that the deadline can be seen as reasonable.

  • The fact is, Isaac hasn’t been approved by the government. I don’t doubt your commitment to your customer but until your company is approved , I don’t see the point in getting a device from you or any company. Yes, we will need more time to implement the ELD. It would be the perfect time for my business to implement the ELD as we are in low season. But come April , till the end of the year, I can’t imagine dealing with this and take care of business.
    Extremely frustrating. We knew this was coming, but obviously, the government can get it together. And with COVID, everything gets more complicated. I would say, if they don’t have anybody approved by the end of february , that it should be extended, till as least the end of the year.

  • I represent HOS247 ELD. The frame is not sustainable in our opinion. It will take a lot more time to equip 160K vehicles with ELDs and train drivers. Also, there are thousands of Canadian and US-based cross-border carriers that would have to replace hardware and train drivers on very short notice unless their current ELD providers get certified in Canada on time which is very unlikely. We may be looking at the major Canadian and cross-border logistics disruptions if the deadline is not extended.