Claiming short haul

Discussion in 'ELD Forum | Questions, Answers and Reviews' started by TireFirellc, Aug 14, 2021.

  1. TireFirellc

    TireFirellc Bobtail Member

    Aug 14, 2021
    Canton Ohio
    Alright so I’ve gone over and over the FSCMA website about the short haul exemption. I run oilfield and am rarely outside the 150 air mile radius from my terminal.

    my question is this

    I’m a new O/O (authority active next week) and was wondering if there’s a time frame I have to wait in order to use the exemption.

    I’m planning on having an ELD installed just incase I switch operation but do I have to pass my first audit before I can claim exemption?
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  3. Slowpoke KW

    Slowpoke KW Road Train Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    As long as you’re operation qualifies for the exemption you can use it.
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  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    SW Arkansas
    If you end your work day ate the same place you started it, like your terminal, you are probably ok.
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  5. clausland

    clausland Road Train Member

    Dec 5, 2014
    North Woods
    Q#1: No, Q#2: No

    I run mostly within the 150 air mile radius; however, I do have a couple DH's that go over, but not by much. Either way, I'm back to the home 20 end of the run. Depending on the distance, I have both, a daily local sheet (<150) and paper log (>150 & pre '99 truck). I keep both in the truck to show my past activity for at least 7 days as required, and yes, I run Interstate..
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  6. bonder45

    bonder45 Road Train Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    Williston, ND
    I honestly go back and forth.

    Some days I do the 150 Mile work and others I log into my ELD and go over the road.

    You just have to make sure you have time cards to back up your local work that matches BOL - same thing for OTR. Have to have the ELD files that match the BOLs
  7. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

    Nov 18, 2014
    Canceling cancel culture/CCC
    8 days month your allowed out of the 150 just have a log with you and time sheet for previous wk. I got inspected a few weeks ago and after saying I was local 150 that was the end of that conversation. Didn't ask to see my time sheet or anything
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