House Members Seek Trucking Ag Exemption Clarification

Tal Coley January 08 2019

Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) and five colleagues sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) at the end of December, asking Administrator Ray Martinez for more clarification on the agricultural exemption under Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations.

The exemption, which was created in association with the use of ELDs to track Hours of Service (HOS) rules, states that HOS regulations do not apply to the transportation of agricultural commodities operating within a 150 air-mile radius — with work and driving hours not limited and drivers not requi...

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