FPInnovations close to receiving accreditation as ELD Certification Body
October 13, 2020
CANADA (News release) -- FPInnovations is in the final stages of the accreditation process to become a Certification Body of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in Canada.
According to Transport Canada's recently amended Commercial Vehicle Hours of Service Regulation, ELDs for use in Canada must be verified and certified by an accredited third-party Certification Body as compliant with the Technical Standard for Electronic Logging Devices. To qualify as an accredited Certification Body, FPInnovations has demonstrated compliance with the International Organization for Standardization standard ISO/ICE 17065, its expertise in testing ELDs and the validity of the results of that methodology.
FPInnovations is expected to receive accreditation from Transport Canada to launch its ELD certification program this fall.
Effective June 12, 2021, Transport Canada's Commercial Vehicle Drivers Hours of Service Regulations will require that federally-regulation motor carriers and their drivers use an ELD that has been certified as compliant. The list of certified ELDs will be available for fleets to make sure their suppliers have their systems certified for use in Canada.
FPInnovations is a not-for-profit R&D private organization which spans the pulp and paper industry, forest operations, wood products, and bio-sourced products.