Short-Haul Exemption: 100 or 150 Air-Mile Radius

short-haul exemption

What is the 100 Air-Mile or 150 Air-Mile radius referring to? If your operations meet the Short-Haul Exemption, your fleet is exempt from the ELD Mandate.

Requirements for Short-Haul Exemption:

– Operate within a 100 air-mile radius (for CDL drivers) or
– Must go off duty within 12 hours
– Keep time cards
– Return to the same work reporting location (this can vary across your drivers)

OR

– Operate within a 150 air-mile radius (for non-CDL drivers)
– Does not drive through a state that requires a CDL for the vehicle they drive
– Keep time cards
– Return to the same work reporting location (this can vary across your drivers)

Many of our customers have asked, how do I calculate air-miles?
1. Use this tool: https://www.freemaptools.com/radius-around-point.htm
2. Enter in your normal work reporting address in the bar, and then select a point on the map.
3. Under the map, enter in 115.08 for miles (equivalent to 100 air-miles) or 172.6 for miles (equivalent to 150 air-miles).
4. Lastly, click on ‘Draw Radius’.

You are now looking at a 100 or 150 air-mile radius around your normal work reporting the location. If your operations stay within this radius (and you meet the other requirements), you fall under the short haul exemption and are exempt from the ELD mandate.

If you go outside of this radius, you must use a paper log. If you need to create a log more than 8 days in a sliding 30 day period, you must use an ELD. Looking for an ELD solution? Request a personalized demo.