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Are motor carriers that meet the agricultural exemption defined in 395.1(k) or the covered farm vehicle 395.1(s) subject to the ELD rule?

The ELD rule does not change any of the current hours of service exemptions. Therefore, motor carriers that meet the exemptions defined in 395.1 are not subject to Part 395, including the ELD rule while they are operating under the terms of the exemption. The duty status of the driver may be noted as either off-duty (with appropriate annotation), or “exempt.” Click here for additional information on the agriculture exemption.

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Last Updated : July 12, 2017
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