Livestock haulers will be exempted from the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate through the 2018 federal fiscal year, thanks to language included in the $1.3 trillion omnibus funding measure released March 21 from the U.S. House of Representatives.
The bill was signed by President Trump on March 23. While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration earlier this month did extend into June a temporary waiver for ag-related transportation, the extension in the bill will push that date to Sept. 30, 2018.