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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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Hoping TLAAS Act Bill Continues to Move

Dan Cattle, Legislative, Livestock

There is a bill in both the U.S. House and 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, H.R.6079, is a bill that U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho from Florida sponsors. Hoping TLAAS Act Bills Continue to Move

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Senate Bill Creates Group to Study Trucking Regulations

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock, Pork

Legislation introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would revise existing trucking regulations to make the rules more flexible for drivers hauling livestock, according to the National Pork Producers Council. The “Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act” would establish a working group at the Department of Transportation to examine the federal Hours of Service rules and the Electronic Logging Device regulations. The …

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NCBA Applauds Introduction of Legislation Addressing Hours of Service Changes for Livestock Haulers

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

Group Calls For Passage of TLAAS Act Before Oct. 1 ELD Deadline The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applauded the introduction of the Transporting Livestock Across America Safely (TLAAS) Act, saying it would reform federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules in a way that ensures animal welfare, highway safety, and the well-being of livestock haulers. The bill was introduced today by …

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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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Senators Calling for House-Passed ELD Mandate Delay

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock

Republican Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas and North Dakota Democrat Heidi Heitkamp are spearheading a bipartisan effort to make sure the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate for livestock haulers is delayed one year. A group of Senators wrote to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer expressing support for the delay that was written into the House-passed transportation …

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Livestock Haulers Get Waiver from ELDs Regulations

Dan Industry News Release, Livestock

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted drivers who haul livestock a 90-day waiver from a regulation that could have negative effects on animal well-being, a move hailed by the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). NPPC requested on behalf of the U.S. pork industry and other livestock sectors a waiver from a requirement that certain drivers install Electronic Logging …

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Cattle Groups Applaud Proposed Delay of Electronic Logging Requirements for Trucking

Dan Industry News Release

Cattle groups, including the U.S. Cattlemen’s Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, applauded the proposed delay of electronic logging requirements for livestock haulers. Language in a U.S. House bill would delay the requirements mandating the use of electronic logging devices in livestock hauling trucks for one year. USCA’s Transportation Committee Chairman Steve Hilker says the bill allows time for …