GotQuestions? ELDs and Telematics

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?

January 16, 2018

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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.

 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.




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