An ELD unit requires an engine control module (ECM), which is a device that older vehicles lack. Trucks manufactured before 2000 don’t have ECM. Therefore, a commercial vehicle’s engine manufactured in 2000 or earlier would be exempt from using an ELD.
What year trucks require Elogs?
Vehicles with engine models in 2000 or later require ELDs, even if the vehicle itself was manufactured before 2000.
When did e logs go into effect?
The ELD rule went into effect on February 16, 2016—60 days after the rule was published in the Federal Register. The compliance date for the rule—meaning the date when drivers and carriers must have electronic logs—is Dec. 18, 2017.
When did the 14 hour rule start?
2003: FMCSA issued a final rule that was significantly different from its initial proposal. It extended driving time to 11 hours but cut the driving window to 14 hours, not extendable by breaks.