The Colorado Livestock Association, along with other state and national organizations, has been working on behalf of the livestock industry to obtain a waiver and exemptions from the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) requirement for livestock haulers. This effort will enable Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the livestock industry to undertake the training and education necessary for livestock haulers to fully understand ELDs.
CLA has been participating on the public listening sessions hosted by the FMCSA on potential changes to its hours-of-service (HOS) rules. On Wednesday October 10th there will be a final public listening session regarding the Electronic Logging Devices.
The four specific areas under consideration for revision and two petitions include:
- Expanding the current 100 air-mile “short-haul” exemption from 12 hours on-duty to 14 hours on-duty, in order to be consistent with the rules for long-haul truck drivers;
- Extending the current 14-hour on-duty limitation by up to two hours when a truck driver encounters adverse driving conditions;
- Revising the current mandatory 30-minute break for truck drivers after 8-hours of continuous driving; and
- Reinstating the option for splitting up the required 10-hour off-duty rest break for drivers operating trucks that are equipped with a sleeper-berth compartment.
All listening sessions will be webcasted for the benefit of those not able to attend in person, but still want to participate. This session will allow interested persons to present comments, views, and relevant research on topics mentioned above. All comments will be transcribed and placed in the rulemaking docket for the FMCSA’s consideration.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Mountain Daylight Time