ELD rule states that "short haul" drivers do not have to use ELD in a course of their work. However they do have to have the following per §395.1(e)(v):
- the time the driver reports for duty each day;
- the total number of hours the driver is on duty each day;
- the time the driver is released from duty each day; and
- the total time for the preceding 7 days in accordance with §395.8(j)(2) for drivers used for the first time or intermittently.
With this being said we do recommend that they use RoadLog ELD to capture those elements in place of time cards.
Make sure the driver is set on a portal as exempt driver example below.
RoadLog ELD Device
Once this driver is set to exempt during the login to the device the option to toggle between exempt driver or not will be available. This is how it works.
- Login to the device with a driver key or with wireless driver id and password.
- In this screen you can make a determination if you want to be exempt or not by toggling through the button in a left upper corner.
- Select your status Exempt or Not Exempt and select Continue.
- Log in the rest of the way as normal.
- Keep in mind that if it is your first time using RoadLog ever the system will need at least 24 hours of data to allow toggling between Exempt and Not Exempt. In this case the button in the upper left corner will not be visible and you will have to select Continue as Not exempt driver. After 24 hours of data has been collected the system will allow toggling between Exempt and Not Exempt as normal. If the driver selects Exempt, this is what their main screen will look like.