UPDATE- Waiver Document
On March 13, it was announced that agricultural commodity haulers are exempted from the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate for the next 90 days (from March 18, 2018 through June 18, 2018). These haulers must keep a copy of the waiver document in their truck to take advantage of the new 90 day delay. Many drivers already have a copy of the “old” delay waiver, which ran from December 18, 2017 to March 18, 2018, but should replace it with this new document, which can be found here: http://www.horsecouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/90-day-Ag-extension.pdf.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
As a results of a meeting the AHC had with the Department of Transportation, the FMCSA has updated information on their website as it relates to the agriculture industry and exemptions for them, as well as non-business related transportation of horses:
State Department of Transportation
Commercial Drivers License (CDL) requirements vary from state to state, which can be confusing to the recreational horse hauler. The AHC recommends contacting your state Department of Transportation for questions specific to your state and their CDL requirements. To view a list of state contacts, please click here: http://cvsa.org/contactpage/contacts/law-enforcement-lead-agency-contacts/
ELD and CDL Brochures
With the introduction of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate in December 2017, other issues were brought to light that were of concern to the equine industry- most notably the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) requirements. In an effort to help provide some clarity to the ELD Mandate and CDL requirements, the AHC has put together two brochures to help provide insight into this already complex issue.