ELD Rule Exceptions
As specified in the ELD rule, the following are not required to use ELDs (but carriers may choose to use ELDs even if they are not required):
Drivers who use paper logs no more than 8 days during any 30-day period.
- Driveaway-towaway drivers (were the vehicle driven is the commodity) or the vehicle being transported is a motor home or a recreation vehicle trailer (at least one set of wheels of the vehicle being transported must be on the surface while being transported)
- Drivers of vehicles manufactured before model year 2000.
FMCSA has announced the following exemptions to the ELD rule.
Effective: October 11, 2017; Expires: October 11, 2022
Effective: October 20, 2017; Expires: October 20, 2022
Effective: January 19, 2018; Expires: January 19, 2023