The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is proposing amendments to the Hours-of-Service regulations for electronic logging devices (ELDs) under the Motor Vehicles Act to support road safety in the Northwest Territories (NWT).
ELDs automatically record driving time in commercial vehicles. The device replaces the paper log system and makes it easier to track, manage, share and improve the accuracy of a driver’s Hours-of-Service record.
The proposed amendments to the Hours-of-Service regulations will require the use of ELDs for commercial vehicles weighing at or above 4,500 kilograms operating in the NWT. The amendments also propose providing an exemption to using ELDs for commercial vehicles weighing at or under 11,794 kilograms that are only driven in the NWT. Drivers of exempted vehicles would still need to log their hours of service but can do so in a paper log format.
The amendments also align the NWT with other jurisdictions in Canada that are working to implement this road safety measure. The Government of Canada has mandated the use of ELDs, and all Canadian jurisdictions will implement and enforce this mandate in 2023. The GNWT is targeting an enforcement date for the mandatory use of ELDs by the spring of 2023.
NWT Residents will have a chance to review and provide their feedback on the amendments to the Hours-of-Service regulations from March 13 to April 13. For more information and to participate, please visit: https://haveyoursay.nwt-tno.ca/amendments-to-hours-of-service-regulations-for-electronic-logging-devices
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