B.C. truckers must install electronic driving-time monitors by Aug. 1
Commercial truckers in B.C. have six months to install an electronic device in their vehicles that tracks a driver’s time behind the wheel.
All provincially regulated commercial vehicle operators are required to have the electronic logging devices by Aug. 1. The devices are designed to reduce the chance of driving while tired and the risk of fatigue-related crashes.
“Using technology to ensure that commercial drivers aren’t on the road longer than they should be on a given day will protect their safety and the safety of others on B.C. highways,” said Transportation Minister Rob Fleming in a statement Monday. “It will also support a more efficient trucking industry, which is critical to keeping supplies moving across the province.”
B.C. carriers are being given the six-month window to install the devices and to complete training of drivers and dispatchers.
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