Government Shutdown Causing ELD Confusion

Dan Cattle, Livestock


According to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the Federal Government shutdown has caused uncertainty for livestock haulers operating under the electronic logging device (ELD) exemption. Misleading media reports touting the ELD delay as “permanent” further confused the situation. NCBA clarified that the ELD delay is only temporary and Congress needs to take additional steps to provide haulers with regulatory relief. Here is what NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs, Colin Woodall, told Southeast AgNet back in November.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), livestock haulers have an implementation delay until “further notice.” Unfortunately, this exemption is not permanent. NCBA notes that transporters of livestock are not required to have an ELD. The statutory exemption remains in place until further notice. And livestock haulers do not need to carry any documentation regarding this exemption.