GotQuestions? ELDs and Telematics

Q. Are there any vehicle exemptions under the ELD Mandate?

August 25, 2017

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A. Vehicles with an engine model year before 2000 are exempt from the ELD Mandate. Earlier engines typically do not have an engine control module installed. Because of this, there is no way for an ELD to pull odometer, vehicle speed, and other parameters required by the ELD technical specifications.

 However, fleets can equip an ELD on a vehicle with engines older than 2000, but it must comply with the ELD mandate’s technical specifications. In this case, the ELD may use alternative sources to obtain or estimate the required parameter, in accordance with Section 4.3.1 of the ELD mandate (

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Scott Sutarik

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Scott Sutarik is the Business Development, OEM Sales Manager at Geotab Inc. He has extensive experience within the truck manufacturing industry, specializing in medium duty and heavy duty trucks. He previously worked in sales and marketing at Navistar Inc. where he supported over 700 dealerships, worked with suppliers and telematics providers, and managed the OnCommand Connection Program. With his expertise in telematics, regulatory compliance, engine diagnostics, and alternative fueled vehicles, Scott provides training and works with Geotab's partners to develop leading-edge fleet management solutions for the trucking industry.


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