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Fleet FAQ? Fleet Tracking and Telematics

Q. What if you use a rental truck that is not equipped with an ELD? Can the driver use paper logs?

A.The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a limited exemption to fleets that operate a rented commercial motor vehicle for 8 days or less to use paper logs. This limited exemption allows all drivers of a property-carrying commercial motor vehicle rented for 8 days or less — no matter the reason — not to use an ELD in the vehicle.

However, the exemption does have several requirements, including:

• A copy of the federal register notice 82 FR 47306 Hours of Service of Driers: Application for Exemption, TRALA or equivalent signed FMCSA exemption document must be carried in the vehicle and be available upon request.

• A copy of the rental agreement with the parties of the agreement clearly identified, the vehicle, and the dates of the rental period must be carried in the vehicle

• A copy of the driver’s records of duty status (RODS) for the current day and the prior 7 days if required on those days must be available for inspection As with any exemption, don’t assume that it applies to you because you think it should. Consult with your company’s legal counsel or the FMCSA.

*This information may or may not be correct and/or complete at the time of reading and is not intended to be used as a substitute for specific professional or legal advice or opinions. No recipients of content from this documents should act or refrain from acting on the basis of content of the document without seeking appropriate legal advice or other professional counseling.

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Answered by : Erin Cave from Verizon Connect

Vice President of Product Management, Verizon Connect

Erin Cave is the Vice President of Product Management at Verizon Connect.

Erin Cave is the Vice President of Product Management at Verizon Connect.


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