Who is exempt from using ELD?
Vehicle models dated 1999 or earlier are exempt from the ELD mandate regardless of the vehicle registration date. This exemption applies specifically to the age of an engine in a vehicle or the VIN as most pre-2000 vehicles are not equipped with an engine control module (ECM).
What happens if you dont have an ELD?
Drivers without compliant ELDs are expected to face hefty fines and penalties. Moreover, as drivers are placed out-of-service, they won’t be able to work, resulting in loss of revenue.
Who is required to have an ELD?
Who must comply with the electronic logging device (ELD) rule? The ELD applies to most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS) per Part 395, 49 CFR 395.8(a). The rule applies to commercial buses as well as trucks, and to Canada- and Mexico-domiciled drivers.