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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


Vendor Malfunction Extensions