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Senate Passes 1-Year Delay for ELD Mandate

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

An amendment to the Senate’s “minibus” spending bill would grant livestock haulers another year-long extension to implement the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. Nebraska Republican Deb Fischer proposed the amendment to delay implementation of the ELD mandate until Sept. 30, 2019. Fischer says the amendment is important because livestock haulers face different challenges than traditional haulers who are currently using …

ELD Mandates, Excluding Livestock, Effective June 18

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

The deadline for transporters of agricultural commodities, excluding livestock, to obtain an electronic logging device (ELD) is June 18. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), exemptions include those transporting agricultural commodities within 150 air miles. Motor carriers utilizing the agricultural commodities exemption — like other hours of service rule exemptions — are excluded from ELD requirements if they …

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Farmers Benefit from Appropriations Bill Provisions

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Legislative

Provisions aimed at helping farmers were included in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill the U.S. House and Senate passed March 22. The bill funds the government through fiscal year 2018, which ends Sept. 30. In the appropriations bill, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act permanently exempts farmers from reporting air emissions under CERCLA rules. The bill also prohibits …

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Livestock Haulers Get Another ELD Waiver

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

On Tuesday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration granted livestock haulers an additional 90-day waiver from a regulation that could have a negative effect on animal well-being. The National Pork Producers Council applauded the move. A Department of Transportation rule first issued in 2015 required all commercial truckers involved in interstate commerce to replace their paper driving logs with Electronic …

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NCBA Applauds Another 90-Day Delay in Electronic Logging Device Mandate

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Technology

Mandate Was To Have Taken Effect on Sunday, March 18 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement that the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate will be delayed another 90 days for agricultural haulers: “This is obviously good news for America’s cattle haulers and producers, and it will provide …

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ELD Issue Crucial for Cattle Producers

Dan Cattle, Technology

Jennifer Houston, president-elect of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, was in the Southeast this past weekend attending the Alabama Cattlemen’s Convention in Huntsville. While there, she talked about a variety of issues, including electronic logging devices (ELDs). She said this issue is crucial for cattle producers. ELD Issue Crucial for Cattle Producers

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Florida Cattle Industry Concerned with ELD’s

Dan Cattle, Florida

Cattlemen and women from across the Southeast are meeting with other producers from around the country in Phoenix, Arizona this week for the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. Florida Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President, Jim Handley, says one issue of importance being discussed are ELD’s, electronic logging devices. Something he says they are extremely concerned about. Florida …

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Congressman Yoho Requests Flexibility on ELD Implementation

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

According to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), as the Department of Transportation presses ahead with implementation of electronic logging devices (ELD), Florida Congressman Ted Yoho is asking Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to provide livestock haulers with a longer-term waiver from the ELDs. In his official letter, Yoho wrote “I would ask that the [Department of Transportation] issue an exemption for livestock haulers for a period of …