The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on December 13 that livestock and insect haulers can continue to run on paper logs instead of the new Electronic Logging Devise “until further notice.” In addition, FMCSA stated on its website that livestock transporters do not need to carry documentation about the exemption.
Livestock/insect haulers had been exempt from the new mandate until September 30 of this year but then that exemption had been extended through December 7. That deadline was moved again to December 21 but now, FMCSA has stated the exemption will continue indefinitely.
For more background on this story, click on the links below:
Holiday Gift: DOT Waives Mandate for Livestock Haulers for 90 Days (The Equiery, January 3, 2018)
ELD Mandate Ag Exemption Extended (The Equiery, March 14, 2018)
Livestock/insect haulers relieved from ELD compliance ‘until future notice’ (Commercial Carriers Journal, December 14, 2018)