Are you required to upgrade to ELD? The DOT has summarized some of the important exemptions you may not be aware of.
Drivers who use the timecard exception are not required to keep records of duty status (RODS) or use ELDs.
Short-haul drivers who aren't required to keep logs aren't required to upgrade to ELD and can continue to use timecards as they do now. Other drivers who are not required to use ELDs:
Drivers who use paper RODS for not more than 8 days out of every 30-day period.
Drivers of vehicles manufactured before 2000.
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.
If you don't see your exemption listed here, no need to worry. Upgrading your logs to a digital driver log solution comes with many benefits, like easier tracking of IFTA miles, highway use taxes and automatic toll verification.