Livestock Marketing Association requests ELD waiver extension
The Livestock Marketing Association is asking Congress to extend the Electronic Logging Device exemption for livestock haulers.
LMA’s Jara Settles says without the waiver, the mandate would apply to livestock haulers beginning October first. But with it being an election year, she’s confident a continuing resolution would include an ELD delay.
“That would likely push the deadline back to the end of this year or possibly well into 2021.”
LMA and other livestock groups are concerned ELD regulations don’t provide enough flexibility when transporting animals.
Settles tells Brownfield there’s a bill in the U.S. House that would provide ag commodity haulers a bubble of exempt time at the conclusion of a haul.
She says LMA is optimistic the legislation has enough bipartisan support to get through both Chambers and provide the industry some long-term certainty.