Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Exemptions, Waivers and Vendor Malfunction Extensions
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.
Truck Renting and Leasing Association
Effective: October 11, 2017; Expires: October 11, 2022
United Parcel Service
Effective: October 20, 2017; Expires: October 20, 2022
Motion Picture Association of America
Effective: January 19, 2018; Expires: January 19, 2023