ELD Delay for Livestock Haulers in Place Until September 30, 2019
On Thursday, the Senate has passed an approps package to fund the rest of the government until September 30th, 2019. The House is set to vote soon, and “President Donald Trump plans to sign a bipartisan spending deal and then declare a national emergency to fund his border wall,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday. The move will avert a government shutdown Friday. “He is prepared to sign the bill,” McConnell said. “He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time.”
This package includes a continued ELD delay for livestock haulers until September 30, 2019.
Below is the exact bill language. Please have haulers print the language and place it in their trucks as proof that they are exempted from the ELD’s. Much like as it has been, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not provide any formal documentation because they delay has not been granted by them, but instead Congress.
SEC. 131. None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the Department of Transportation by this Act or any other Act may be obligated or expended to implement, administer, or enforce the requirements of section 31137 of title 49, United States Code, or any regulation issued by the Secretary pursuant to such section, with respect to the use of electronic logging devices by operators of commercial motor vehicles, as defined in section 18 31132(1) of such title, transporting livestock as defined in section 602 of the Emergency Livestock Feed Assistance Act of 1988 (7 U.S.C. 1471) or insects.
Source: Allison Rivera, Executive Director of Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Center for Public Policy