An ELD is necessary even while driving without an attached trailer, or “bobtailing.” Most hot shot drivers will be expected to comply with HOS regulations and the elog mandate, so they will need the best ELD for hot shot trucking operations available to them.
What vehicles are ELD exempt?
Who is exempt from the ELD mandate?
- Short haul drivers.
- Drive away/tow away operations where the commercial motor vehicle being driven is the commodity.
- Drivers operating vehicles that are older than model year 2000.
- Drivers that only keep logs for 8 days out of a 30 day period.
- Agricultural, farm and livestock vehicles.
What size truck requires an ELD?
In short, pickup trucks, just like any other trucks, are required to use ELDs providing the GVWR or GCWR weight is 10,001 pounds or more.
What do you need for hot shot trucking?
You will need the following documents:
- Business License.
- Vehicle documents, including title, registration.
- Proof of Insurance.
- Vehicle for Service Permit.
- USDOT number required for interstate hauling.
- Operating Authority (MC) obtained with the USDOT.
- Commercial Driver’s License (highly recommended)