Truckers Beware… Now that the new speed limiter law for Ontario and Quebec Canada has been put into effect the new speed limit for trucks is 105kph (65mph). Truck drivers entering these provinces will be subject to having their ECM speed data scrutinized by public officials with hand held devices. If violations are found, the drivers will have to pay fines and have the violations corrected before they are allowed to continue thier trip. According to regulations, fines of $250. to $20,000. may be charged.
Ontario Checking ECM Settings
Recent Reports 9/10/09 indicate that Ontario is checking ECM data. The hand-held data extractor is plugged in under the dash of the vehicle via dataport to the ECM and then data is downloaded into the device. Into the scale house with the data and plugin to the laptop or desktop computer where speed governor settings are analyzed.
Drivers say they were checking everyone at Putnam, Ontario. One Canadian trucker said his data port revealed a 135KPH speed governor setting which got him a $400 ticket. When the ticket is paid the trip can be continued. They will not be so generous on repeat offenders and fines can increase to $20,000.
Suggestion: If you are a cross-border driver from the US driving into Ontario or Quebec and you need a solution to this problem. Follow the instructions Below.
Step 1. Get your truck programmed at 65mph or below, including the cruise control parameter. Leave RPM settings wide open at 2100rpm or whatever your engine’s maximum rated rpm is.
Step2. Get a SafetyPass Pro device that over-rides the road speed governor and allows maximum rated rpm in top gear. It does this without passwords and without changing programming parameters so your truck is always legal in Ontario and Quebec.
Step 3. When in the states, turn on the device to keep up with traffic for the safest driving environment. Speed is then controlled with the throttle pedal and the speed governor is muted.
There’s no limit to how long you can use the device so you can maintain higher speeds indefinately if needed. Whenever the device is turned off or removed the vehicle returns to normal operation complete with road speed governor functional at programmed settings.