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New Hours of Service Legislation Introduced

Dan Cattle

At the end of October, new bipartisan legislation was introduced in the U.S. House that would provide flexible and common-sense relief from Hours of Service (HOS) rules for agricultural haulers. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) applauded the introduction of HR 4919, The Responsible & Efficient Agriculture Destination (TREAD) Act. It would ensure that the current HOS exemption that applies to the …

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Livestock Groups ask for Additional HOS Rule Flexibility

Dan Cattle, Livestock

Organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country recently submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. Current rules limit drive time to 11 hours and limit on-duty hours to 14. Instead, the organizations request that livestock haulers be granted approval to drive up to 15 hours. National …

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New Hours of Service Bill in U.S. Senate

Dan Cattle, Livestock

Last week, a new bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate that basically reforms federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules in a way that ensures animal welfare, highway safety and the well-being of livestock haulers. The Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act was introduced by 10 senators. Allison Rivera, executive director of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association …