ELD Rule: Is Your Trucking Company Exempt?
This post was originally posted and supplied by Factor Finders.
Truck Drivers Exempt from the ELD Rule:
- Is your vehicle pre-2000? If your vehicle’s engine was manufacturing before the year 2000, you are exempt from using an ELD. *Note: This does not mean your VIN number.
- Are you driving a tow-away vehicle? If you operate a drive-away or tow-away vehicle, you don’t have to use an ELD because the vehicle you are driving is not your vehicle.
- Do you have to keep RODs? If you do not have to retain a Record of Duty, you are exempt. FMCSA further states drivers that maintain RODs for less than 8 days out of every 30 are exempt from using Electronic Logging Devices.
The Key Points of FMCSA’s ELD Mandate: Don’t Forget Em’
- Commercial drivers who prepare HOS and RODS are required to use an ELD
- ELDs must be registered with FMCSA and certified
- The ELD Rule provides recourse for drivers who have been harassed
Important Dates and Stages of the ELD Rule
- December of 2015: The rule was established, which was the awareness and transition phase. ELDs were optional.
- December of 2017: ELD compliance phase, in which AOBRDs are grandfathered for two years.
- December of 2019: Mandatory use.
ELD Exemption Infographic: