I know it’s in here some where, and honestly I don’t have the time or patience to do an adequate search. So I’m hoping someone may have what I’ve looking for bookmarked and can drop a link for me.
I run paper logs. My truck is a 2000 FLD120 with a Detroit 12.7 manufactured in 1999. I have always been told that an engine manufactured prior to 2000 makes you ELD exempt. I’ve also read this, but can’t find the exact location within the fmcsa website where it is written.
I recently had a discussion with a Tennessee DOT officer about the ELD exemptions. Thankfully my truck was at home. We ran across each other at an event. Anyhow this DOT officer told me that anything manufactured 1998 and newer has to run ELOGS.
Now to my request… can anyone drop a link explaining this particular exemption from the FMCSA website? If I’m wrong, awesome. I’ll get an ELD hooked up. But I don’t think I’m wrong. And if I’m not, I’d like to print out the exemption from the FMCSA website to carry in my permit book just in case this DOT officer or others who think the same thing begin to hassle me about paper logs.