Mexico, Canada prepare rules on trucker hours, ELDs
The amount of time truck drivers spend behind the wheel is under scrutiny throughout North America as the United States readies an electronic logging mandate that takes effect Dec. 18, 2017.
Starting that day, Mexican and Canadian truckers operating in the United States will be required to use electronic logging devices (ELDs), along with their US counterparts. Mexico and Canada are working on rules, however, that could affect truck driver hours of service enforcement on both sides of the border.
Mexico is moving closer to imposing its first specific hours of service regulation on truck drivers, including a provision requiring drivers to take a 30-minute break after driving five hours. The regulation would require drivers to take 8 consecutive hours of rest after 14 hours of work.