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Platform Science’s electronic logging device gets certification in Canada

ELDs connect to the electronic control of a vehicle to make help make it easier and faster to track, manage, share, and improve the accuracy of a driver's hours of service record.

February 25, 2022   by CM Staff

SAN DIEGO — Platform Science’s Electronic Logging Device (ELD) technology has obtained certification in Canada.

The company said ELDs connect to the electronic control of a vehicle to make help make it easier and faster to track, manage, share, and improve the accuracy of a driver’s hours of service record.

All fleets operating in Canada will need to be equipped with a certified ELD by June 12, 2022.

ELDs are also designed to help reduce fatigue-related crashes, injuries, and deaths, lower administrative costs, increase efficiencies, and improve drivers’ quality of life.

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Platform Science said its ELD technology has also obtained approval from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the United States.

The company said the ELD is intended help fleets support their drivers during hours of service in Canada, U.S., or cross-border drivers. The technology warns drivers under both U.S. and Canadian HOS rules when they are meeting their duty driving thresholds.

“Platform Science’s comprehensive ELD solution will help make the roads in Canada safer by equipping fleets with technology that makes it easy and fast to track and manage driver hours,” said Hieu Bui, VP Product, Platform Science in a statement.

“With certification now in Canada, Platform Science’s ELD enables drivers on either side of the border to maintain compliance and improve their driving experience.”

Platform Science was added to Canada’s list of certified vendors on January 28, 2022.