LIVESTOCK HAULER UPDATE: Carrying ELD Exemption Paperwork in Trucks

The ELD delay for ag commodity haulers ended on Monday June 18, 2018. Livestock haulers had to start using ELDs beginning on Tuesday June, 18, 2018.

Livestock haulers have been carrying the document from the Federal Motor Carrier’s Safety Association (FMCSA) that addressed that delay. However, the livestock ELD delay lasts until September 30th, 2018. This livestock specific delay was given to livestock haulers through the omnibus (Congress) and not FMCSA. NCBA requested documentation from FMCSA for the livestock hauling delay, but have not received the documents requested.

The omnibus document states the exemption from ELD’s for livestock haulers until September 30, 2018 at the bottom of page 2. NCBA’s Allison Rivera suggests that livestock producers have their haulers place this document in their cabs for law enforcement officers.

This should be sufficient, however if haulers start running into problems, please contact Allison at (980) 328-5132.

Source: Allison Rivera, Executive Director Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Center for Public Policy