Editor's Note: Since this article was published there have been further updates to report. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued regulatory guidance on June 7, 2018 to clarify the applicability of the “Agricultural Commodity” exception with the “Hours of Service of Drivers.” To read more on the updated guidance language, please click here.

Ken Gilliland

The Federal Motor Carrier Administration has announced that it will provide agricultural carriers with an additional 90-day waiver to the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. The current waiver is scheduled to expire March 18, 2018. However, with FMCSA granting the additional 90-day waiver, agricultural carriers will be able to continue transporting under the ELD exemption until June 16, 2018.

Ken Gilliland

Western Growers filed comments with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today for broad interstate commerce agricultural exemption involving the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) and Hours of Service.

The comments include a request to make permanent the exemption to ELDs when the carrier is transporting agricultural commodities, and also requests a broader definition of the 150 mile air-radius that applies the source.

Ken Gilliland



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