Livestock Haulers Freed From ELD Requirements

Dan Livestock

The U.S. Department of Transportation officially suspended the requirement that livestock haulers use electronic logging devices (ELDs) in their trucks. Back in 2012, the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Enhancement Act mandated that drivers of commercial motor vehicles replace their paper logs with ELDs by Dec. 18, 2017. The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) requested a waiver from the requirement on …

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 …

ELD Delay Needs Extension

Dan Cattle, Livestock

Livestock haulers across the country are currently exempt from implementing electronic logging devices (ELD), but the question is for how much longer. A few months ago, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) worked closely with allies in Congress to secure a temporary exemption through December 7, 2018. With that date just a week away, NCBA is busy making the rounds …


Senate Passes 1-Year Delay for ELD Mandate

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Livestock

An amendment to the Senate’s “minibus” spending bill would grant livestock haulers another year-long extension to implement the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate. Nebraska Republican Deb Fischer proposed the amendment to delay implementation of the ELD mandate until Sept. 30, 2019. Fischer says the amendment is important because livestock haulers face different challenges than traditional haulers who are currently using …


ELD Mandates, Excluding Livestock, Effective June 18

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

The deadline for transporters of agricultural commodities, excluding livestock, to obtain an electronic logging device (ELD) is June 18. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), exemptions include those transporting agricultural commodities within 150 air miles. Motor carriers utilizing the agricultural commodities exemption — like other hours of service rule exemptions — are excluded from ELD requirements if they …

Farmers Benefit from Appropriations Bill Provisions

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Legislative

Provisions aimed at helping farmers were included in the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill the U.S. House and Senate passed March 22. The bill funds the government through fiscal year 2018, which ends Sept. 30. In the appropriations bill, the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method (FARM) Act permanently exempts farmers from reporting air emissions under CERCLA rules. The bill also prohibits …

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 …


NCBA Applauds Another 90-Day Delay in Electronic Logging Device Mandate

Dan Cattle, Industry News Release, Technology

Mandate Was To Have Taken Effect on Sunday, March 18 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Kevin Kester issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement that the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate will be delayed another 90 days for agricultural haulers: “This is obviously good news for America’s cattle haulers and producers, and it will provide …