DOT Waives Mandate for Livestock Haulers for 90 Days.
- January 3, 2018 – From The Equiery – The livestock industry (including which includes us!) was relieved to learn that, on Nov. 27, the United States Department of Transportation granted a 90-day waiver from the requirement that to install electronic logging devices in vehicles… Read the more of the story…
- Let your Senators and Representatives know the current Hours of Service (HOS) rules, having to stop and rest for 10 hours, will adversely impact the safety and welfare of the livestock being transported. You can find your members of Congress at https://www.congress.gov/members.
Confused About the ELD Mandate? We Can Help.
– On November 30th, the AHC sent out a Washington Update to our members on our efforts to address the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate. The AHC, in collaboration with the rest of the animal agriculture community, has requested that the Department of Transportation (DOT) grant a one-year enforcement delay followed by a waiver and limited exemptions from compliance with the December 18, 2017 implementation date for the Final Rule on Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) and Hours of Service (HOS). Read more…
A Giant Step Backwards for Animal Welfare
– How the ELD Mandate and Hours of Service Impacts Agriculture
From Protect the Harvest – The livestock hauling and other live cargo industries are asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to provide the industry with a longer-term extension to comply with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate than the initial 90-day extension that has been granted. They have asked for this longer extension because it is clear that both the ELD Mandate and the Hours of Service are not appropriate for the care and transportation of livestock. They believe, and we agree, that following the Hours of Service to the letter as is required with an ELD will be a giant step backwards for animal welfare and agriculture… Download the rest of the story from Protect the Harvest: ELD Mandate Impacts Animal Welfare Livestock Transportation.
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