June 13, 2019 2:17 pm
Updated: June 13, 2019 2:37 pm

Feds make electronic logs mandatory for truck drivers on recommendation of Humboldt report

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ETOBICOKE, Ont. – Transport Canada says it will require all commercial drivers to have electronic logging devices.

The federal department says it will make the tamper-resistant devices mandatory on June 12, 2021, to ensure truck and bus drivers are not on the road for longer than their daily limit.

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The devices track when and how long drivers have been behind the wheel.

The department says the change comes after talks with industry partners and all levels of government.

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It also addresses one of the recommendations made by the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in April 2018.

The collision between the junior hockey team’s bus and a semi-truck left 16 people dead and 13 injured.

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