Many fleets have a portion of vehicles that are unregulated (non-CMVs) and do not require an ELD. These vehicles may not be regulated because they fall under the 10,001 GVWR threshold, 15 passenger carrying capacity, or do not carry hazardous materials.
Drivers may also operate between both regulated and unregulated vehicles. Time spent in unregulated vehicles should be On Duty so that the Drive line is saved for operation of regulated vehicles.
Samsara has a vehicle setting that will turn off the ELD functionality for your vehicles that do not need it. When enabled, this feature will turn off the automatic On Duty and Drive transition and will also eliminate Unassigned Segments from generating when there is no driver signed in. This enables drivers to sign in and appropriately account for their time between both regulated and unregulated vehicles.