New Hours of Service Legislation Introduced

Dan Cattle

Classic Peterbilt semi-truck pulling a cattle trailer along a rural Oregon highway.
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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 150 air-mile radius from the source of an agricultural commodity adds the same 150 air-mile radius flexibility to the back end of a trip, or the destination. 

NCBA Executive Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera has more details about the bill:

New Hours of Service Legislation Introduced