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January 16, 2018

Q. Are there any exemptions for companies that manufacture CMVs Trucks & Buses? If so what are they? Are there exemptions for testing a truck or bus for manufacturing companies of CMVs?

A. You may be exempt from ELD’s based on the drive-away-tow-away exemption.

From the FMCSA: Drivers who conduct drive-away-tow-away operations, where the vehicle being driven is the commodity being delivered, or the vehicle being transported is a motor home or a recreation vehicle trailer with one or more sets of wheels on the surface of the roadway.

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/faq/what-exceptions-are-allowed-electronic-logging-device-rule

 In addition, maintenance workers may be exempt based on the number of days they drive (see details in link above), or where they drive (you may be able to use the short haul exemption from CFR 395.1).

 We would encourage you to visit the FMCSA website or contact your local DOT department for more details on your specific ELD requirements and exemptions.

 

 

Expert Bio

Answered by : Scott Sutarik from Geotab

Business Development, OEM Sales Manager

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.

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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