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Department of Transportation Publishes Hours of Service Proposal

Dan Industry News Release, Regulation

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules. The objective is to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.  “This proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving America’s commercial drivers more flexibility …

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Comment Period Open on Hours-of-Service Regulations for Ag Drivers

Dan Industry News Release

(NAFB) — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it’s looking for public comments on potential revisions to agricultural commodity or livestock definitions in its hours-of-service regulations. The Hagstrom Report says the agency worked hand-in-hand with the Department of Agriculture to provide clarity for the nation’s commercial drivers and farmers. Currently, states determine their harvesting and planting seasons. Drivers who …

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NCBA: Lawmakers Dealing with Issues Important to Cattle Producers

Dan Cattle, Legislative

Livestock haulers currently exempt from implementing electronic logging devices (ELDs) have been closely watching what happens in Washington D.C. as groups work with Congress to secure a temporary exemption past the December 7th deadline. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Executive Director of Government Affairs, Allison Rivera, told us those efforts include attending a meeting just a few weeks ago at …

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NCBA Calls for Additional Flexibility on HOS Rule

Dan Cattle, Livestock

During a public listening session last week in Washington D.C., hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) rules for livestock haulers. NCBA Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera participated in the session. NCBA Calls for Additional Flexibility on HOS Rule

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NCBA Calls for Flexibility on Hours of Service Rules

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

At a public listening session hosted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) called for additional flexibility on Hours of Service rules for livestock haulers. NCBA President Kevin Kester and Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera delivered the group’s message at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s headquarters in Washington. The comments emphasized …

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Seeking Public Comments on HOS Regulations for Truck Drivers

Dan Cattle, Livestock

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced this week that it is seeking public comment on revising four specific areas of current hours-of-service (HOS) regulations, which limit the operating hours of commercial truck drivers. The upcoming Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), which will be published in the Federal Register, responds to widespread Congressional, industry, …