Some Pleasant Surprises in a Recent FMCSA ELD Exemption Decision

October 20, 2017
By Dave Osiecki, President of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting & ELD Consultant to PeopleNet.

On October 20, 2017, FMCSA issued a favorable decision on two ELD exemption requests filed by UPS in late 2016. In one of its requests, UPS sought a small, technical exemption to allow its drivers to select “yard move” status while operating a truck in a company yard, and remain in that status even if the truck’s ignition is cycled off and back on again.  UPS sought a ‘special driving mode for yard moves’ exemption since the new ELD rules require ELD system software to reset a driver’s “yard move” status to “none” each time a truck’s ignition goes through a power off-on cycle. Read more about this decision here.