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Q. We operate trucks with model years 2004 and 2010. Since they’re older, do they need be outfitted with an ELD solution?

August 15, 2017, by Todd Ewing - Also by this author

A. Yes, you will have to equip these vehicles with an ELD solution. Only vehicles manufactured prior to model-year 2000 are exempt from being equipped with an ELD solution.

That being said, there are circumstances when the model year listed on the registration is not the same as the model year of the engine. This most commonly occurs when a vehicle is rebuilt using a “glider kit.” In this case, an inspector should use the model year on the engine to determine if the driver is exempt from the ELD requirements. If the engine model year is older than 2000, the driver is not subject to the ELD rule. Conversely, if the engine model year is 2000 or newer and the vehicle registration reflects a model year older than 2000, the driver is subject to the ELD rule.

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