When are carriers required to go from AOBRD’s to ELD?
December 16th 2019
WHEN ARE ELD’S REQUIRED?
- A driver is required to use a logbook 8 or more times in a month.
- A driver works more than 12 hours in a day more than 8 or more times in a month.
- A driver leaves the 100/150 (non-cdl) air mile radius 8 or more times in a month.
*Time records are still required even if the above do not apply to the carrier.*
***You are exempt if none of the above apply to you OR you have a vehicle manufactured in the year 2000 or prior.
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.
The ELD rule allows limited exceptions to the ELD mandate, including:
- Drivers who operate under the short-haul exceptions may continue using timecards; they are not required to keep RODS and will not be required to use ELDs.
- Drivers who use paper RODS for not more than 8 days out of every 30-day period.
- Drivers who conduct drive-away-tow-away operations, in which the vehicle being driven is the commodity being delivered.
- Drivers of vehicles manufactured before 2000.
Who is exempt from the ELD rule?
Drivers who use the timecard exception are not required to keep records of duty status (RODS) or use ELDs.
Drivers who use paper RODS for not more than 8 days out of every 30-day period.
- Drivers who conduct drive-away-tow-away operations, where the vehicle being driven is the commodity being delivered.
***For RODS (Log Book) requirements please see below.
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