Friday, October 25 • 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Electronic logging devices (ELDs) allow drivers to accurately record hours of service, increasing compliance and safety. ELDs have been in effect in the US since December 2017, and Transport Canada began consultations on ELDs in 2010, announcing the proposed regulation in late 2017. The final regulation is expected in June 2019. When US final regulations were implemented, over 40% of industry was non-compliant, facing fines and safety rating penalties.
Implementing ELDs correctly is therefore vital, but can cause confusion, out of service orders, steep fines, and departure of drivers if done incorrectly. This presentation will provide attendees with updates and tips to best prepare for the regulation. You’ll learn the important dates that must be met, who regulation applies to, and best practices for ensuring a smooth rollout
Joe Lynch, P.Eng
Team Leader, Vehicle Weights & Dimensions, Ministry of Transportation
Before his current role as Team Leader, Vehicle Weights & Dimensions at the Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Lynch worked for 8 years in engineering consulting, investigaging and reconstructing automobile accidents, mostly involving heavy trucks, and spent 8 years with the MTO. He has also held various other positions including in sales and engineering in the automotive field. He is a professionally licenced engineer and is a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers.
President, Private Motor Truck Council of Canada
Mike grew up on a beef farm in rural S.W. Ontario. He has been in the Transportation Industry for 29 years, starting as a driver for a Livestock hauler at the age of 18. At the age of 21 Mike went to work for a long Haul Refrigerated and general freight carrier and spent 5 years hauling freight in all 48 US Mainland States and 6 Canadian Provinces. The Carrier opened a Certified Driver Training School in 1998 and Mike came off the road to become one of the Schools First Certified Driver Trainers.
In 2000 Mike Transitioned into Safety and Compliance for the Fleet, while still working part time as a Trainer for the School. In 2002 Mike moved over to a Private Fleet and became the Safety, Compliance, Maintenance and Training manager for the Hensall District Co-operative’s Commercial Trucking Fleet. Mike spent the next 12.5 years with Hensall and oversaw the Fleets as it grew from 40 Trucks in 2002 to over 140 in 2015. In 2013 Mike Transitioned the fleet over to Electronic logs, and was involved in all aspects of the transition, from researching the devices, arranging a pilot, scheduling the installations, as well implementing and leading the training program for operations and the drivers prior to roll out.
In January of 2015 Mike moved into the Trucking Association business and was named the President of the Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, where he remains in his current role. While with the PMTC, Mike has been one of the key stakeholders with the CCMTA and Transport Canada on the ELD file. These experiences have allowed Mike to have a unique understanding of how ELD’s effect the Industry and allowed him to provide this experience while consulting with regulators.