What is an Unregulated (Non-CMV) mode?

    Audience Fleet Admins, Fleet Managers, Drivers
    Applies To Fleet Dashboard, Driver App

     

    Introduction

    Motive now supports setting vehicle regulation mode as ‘Unregulated (non-CMV)’. Drivers will need to update their application to Version 53 (or above) on the Motive driver application to use this functionality.

     

    How Unregulated (Non-CMV) Mode Helps You

    The Unregulated (Non-CMV) mode supports mixed fleets with the ability to configure a vehicle as “Unregulated” to help ensure fleets can retain the ability to track telematics information (i-e: GPS, odometers, mileage, etc.) without impacting the driver’s ELD outputs (i.e. log pdf, output file).

    Note: This is intended for ELD drivers operating both regulated and unregulated vehicles.


    Guidance for ELD drivers using Non-CMVs

    If an ELD driver operates motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 10,000 pounds or less at the direction of a motor carrier, the FMCSA requires those drivers to maintain records of duty status and record such time operating as on-duty (not driving).

    Regulations

    The exemption to HOS and CDL rules for non-CMV vehicles is mentioned in both US & Canadian regulations. For more details, please visit these Exemptions to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations page and the following links to see which vehicles fall under non-CMV definition 49 CFR 390.5 (US) and SOR/2005-313 s.1 (Canada).

    What is Regulated Vehicle Mode?

    When an ELD driver is operating a vehicle in Regulated Mode and is connected to the Vehicle Gateway via Bluetooth or a USB cable, the system will automatically record the vehicle's movement as "Driving" in the ELD outputs.

    Note: This mode is intended for vehicles subject to state and federal Commercial Vehicle Regulations. This includes vehicles with a gross weight exceeding 10,000 pounds, those with a passenger capacity of 16 or more, or vehicles carrying hazardous materials, among other criteria.

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    What is Unregulated Vehicle Mode?

    In Unregulated Vehicle Mode, In Unregulated Vehicle Mode, when an ELD driver operates a vehicle connected to the Vehicle Gateway via Bluetooth or a USB cable, the system will not automatically record trips as "Driving" in the driver's logs. Instead, drivers can manually select any duty status within the Driver App while connected to the vehicle.

    Note: This mode is intended for vehicles that are not subject to state and federal Commercial Vehicle Regulations. This category includes vehicles with a gross weight of 10,000 pounds and below, those with a passenger capacity of fewer than 16, vehicles that do not transport hazardous materials, or long haul drivers hauling agricultural commodities within 150 air miles radius from the agricultural source.

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    Available Features in Regulated vs Unregulated Vehicle Mode

    Feature

    Regulated Mode

    Unregulated Mode

    Automatic recording of vehicle movement as ‘Driving” on ELD outputs (e.g., log pdf, output file)

    Available Not Available

    Automatic recording of vehicle telematics data in Motive platform (e.g., GPS location, distance, odometer, engine hours, vehicle ID)

    Available Available

    Safety score

    Available Available

    Automatic driver identification for unidentified trips via AI (e.g., . Face Match, Driver App Data)

    Available

    Future Enhancement

    Automatic driver identification via manual methods (e.g., Vehicle Selection, Static Pairing, Assignment by fleet admin, Claiming by driver)

    Available Available

    Switching of vehicle mode upon logging as a logs driver via Motive Driver App

    Available Available

    Switching of vehicle mode upon logging as an exempt driver via Motive Driver App

    Not Available Not Available

    Switching of vehicle mode for existing vehicle profiles via Fleet Dashboard

    Future Enhancement

    Future Enhancement


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