This week the livestock industry joined forces in hand delivering to Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao a petition for a waiver followed by a limited exemption for compliance with the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) rule. The petition also asks the Department of Transportation (DOT) to address livestock industry concerns that the current Hours of Service (HOS) rules are not compatible with the realities of the livestock industry Under current regulations, ELD's must be implemented starting on Dec. 18, 2017.
The Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association has been actively working with NCBA to ensure livestock haulers are able to safely and efficiently transport livestock as needed. MSCA also recently signed onto a letter to capitol hill regarding the ELD and HOS rules. View that letter HERE.“U.S. beef producers and livestock haulers are focused on protecting public safety and ensuring the health and well-being of cattle transported around the country,” said NCBA President Craig Uden, a fourth-generation beef producer from Elwood, Nebraska. “A limited exemption from ELDs will allow for our haulers to continue to safely transport livestock while providing the livestock industry time to continue working with DOT to find workable solutions within the HOS rules that take into account the unique needs of livestock haulers.”
Background: Specific Asks of MSCA, NCBA and Livestock Industry Partners on ELD and HOS. MSCA and NCBA is actively engaging with the Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and Congress on the ELD and HOS rules. Echoing previous requests in meetings with FMCSA officials, and language currently found in the House Appropriations FY 18 Bill, the livestock industry continues to request:
Posted: September 15, 2017