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Q. We run some class 4, 5 and 6 trucks as service vehicles. In the busy season we will cross state lines and may or may not be over the 100 air mile line. Are we required to run ELDs in these vehicles? Does the 14 hours of service apply to us?

A. Based on the description of your situation, you may qualify for the ELD exemption related to non-CDL drivers.

That being said, there are a number of variables related to the air-mile exemption for both CDL and non-CDL drivers. For example, if your drivers are, indeed, non-CDL drivers then you can exceed the 14 hours if they do not drive after the 16th hour of coming on duty in a period for two consecutive days.

However, as with the claim of any exemption, consult with your company’s legal counsel or the FMCSA directly to determine if you, in fact, qualify for this exemption. With the increasingly, stepped up enforcement of the ELD rule, it is imperative that you correctly utilize any exemptions that you may think you qualify for.

*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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