ELD Exemption: Truck Year or Engine Year?
To answer the question simply:
The engine year is what matters most.
Meaning, engines that were built before 2000 are exempt from having an ELD. This is especially important for situations, where the model year reflected on the vehicle registration, is not the same as the engine model year, like when a vehicle was rebuilt with a glider kit.
In situations where the engine model year is 2000 or newer, and the vehicle registration reflects a model year older than 2000, then the driver must follow the ELD regulations.
The ELD mandate requires motor carriers to maintain all documentation on motor and engine changes on each vehicle. However, the drivers do not need to have the documentation that confirms the engine model year in the vehicle.
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