SEATTLE — Zonar has announced that its Electronic Logging Device solution, Zonar Logs™, received third party certification from Transport Canada’s accreditation body, COMDriver, for use by Canadian fleets and federally regulated carriers crossing the U.S. and Canada border.
For fleets that travel across the U.S.-Canada border, full enforcement of the Canadian ELD mandate begins on Jan. 1, 2023.
In addition to receiving certification, Zonar Logs also meets the Canadian ELD Hours of Service requirement for fleets to switch from using paper logbooks to track HOS to ELDs.
“Zonar Logs makes adoption and use simple for drivers by providing automated status updates based on vehicle data and alerts when approaching a violation. Zonar Logs also helps fleet managers monitor a driver’s live status, real-time location and avoid violations,” a news release stated. “The rigorous testing was completed over a several-week period.”
“Zonar has worked with Transport Canada, the Canadian Trucking Alliance, and CCMTA on certification since the inception of Canada’s ELD mandate by providing input on ELD standards throughout the process,” Fred Fakkema, vice president of compliance at Zonar, said. “With more than 30 percent of U.S.-based freight companies conducting business in Canada, we feel that we’re best equipped to set our customers up for a successful transition and ensure compliance.”
Key Compliance Features of Zonar Logs:
- Third Party Certification checks all the boxes from Transport Canada and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for certified use by federally regulated carriers in the U.S. and Canada.
- Compliance Insights provide managers with key driver data such as live status reports, availability, performance, and hours of service.
- Automated Regulation Updates ensure that as regulations evolve, drivers and fleet managers avoid violations and stay compliant.
- Zonar’s Dedicated Team of Experts make HOS compliance easier for drivers, managers, and law enforcement by providing around-the-clock support as well as educational resources.
“By now, fleets should know whether or not their ELD vendors are certified and that they understand the difference in requirements for HOS,” Fakkema said. “Zonar conducts regular webinars and training programs to help fleets understand the differences between the U.S. and Canadian mandates, know which exemptions apply to their fleet, and develop a law-enforcement checklist to guide drivers through roadside inspections.”
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