Can you use ELD on a glider kit truck?

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  1. Cobrawastaken

    Cobrawastaken Light Load Member

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    Now I know that glider kits have engines which are old enough to be exempt from ELD requirements, but can you still use ELDs on them if you want to?

    I personally have no problem using ELD, in fact I hate using paper logs. The company I want to lease on to requires that you use ELD. I would love to get a gilder for reliability and never have to worry about the emissions systems.

    Maybe this is a dumb question, but Google won't give me a straight answer. It would make sense to me if you can't use ELD on them since (correct me if I'm wrong) the engines are mechanical diesel engines.
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    If it has an ECM - you can plug an ELD in.
     
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  4. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Medium Load Member

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    Yes, the company I work for has about 70 trucks and at least 75% of them are glider kits, older Series 60's. All of our trucks have ELD's with the exception of one. It's a new 579 daycab. The computer won't read when the truck is in motion. That driver just runs paper
     
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  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Depends on which engine you put in it. If it provides all the correct data then yes you can. Even if not, there is still a good chance you can install an AOBR.
     
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  7. Cobrawastaken

    Cobrawastaken Light Load Member

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    I would prefer AOBR if my company would let me. Really miss the days of AOBR.

    Thanks everyone else for the replies. So is there any way I can know what to look for when buying a glider if I want to run elogs?
     
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  8. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    I would say find the year/ model of the power train and then contact someone like @Dieselboss for which units are compatible.
    This all assumes the engine model year is a 1999 or older... Model year of 2000 and newer still require an eld, even if it is a glider.
     
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  9. 4noReason

    4noReason Road Train Member

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    what does dot use to verify its eld exempt. mine shows serial number on engine and i have a sheet from detroit with original date. but nothing on engine says year. should i keep the elog in or just paperwork needed
     
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  10. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    I thought the purpose of a glider was to keep away from emissions, not ELD?
     
  11. longhaultransport

    longhaultransport Light Load Member

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    You can run an electronic log without an eld.

    Check out the KeepTruckin ap.

    Lot's better than a paper log
     
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