Appropriations Committee approves bill to delay electronic logging device requirement for livestock haulers
USCA Applauds House Vote on ELD Delay
(WASHINGTON) – The House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill on a vote of 31-20. The legislation includes a provision that prevents any funds available to the Department of Transportation from being used to administer or enforce the Electronic Logging Device requirement for livestock haulers in the fiscal year 2018.
USCA Transportation Committee Chair Steve Hilker issued the following statement on this week’s vote: “This provision would effectively delay the implementation of ELDs for livestock haulers by one year. Were it to be implemented, this regulation would be devastating for rural economies and the livestock industry.
The ELD delay will allow the industry to work toward commonsense, and workable solutions, on the issue of ELD implementation and flexibility in hours of service. USCA will now look to work with the Senate on including the House-passed language into a final appropriations bill.”
–US Cattlemen’s Association