During Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s appearance before the Senate Transportation Committee, North Dakota Senator John Hoeven outlined concerns with the hours-of-service and electronic-logging-device rules and the impact on livestock producers. “This is what happens with a one-size-fits-all solution,” said Chao. “It doesn’t work across the country because the country is so diverse.” Chao said the HOS rules are a hardship for farmers and additional flexibility will be considered.
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