Although the Dakotas and Minnesota have a hefty number of cattle, but a lot of those animals are fed in the Central and Southern Plains. “When electronic logging devices were implemented for livestock haulers, problems started to arise,” says Jara Settles, general counsel and vice president of risk mitigation, Livestock Marketing Association. Driving distances are currently constrained by hours of service regulations, which limit drivers to 11 hours of drive time and 10 hours of rest. “We’ve been able to secure some ELD implementation delays specific to livestock haulers through the appropriations process in Congress.” Settles says the livestock industry is cautiously optimistic there will be another ELD delay in 2020 for livestock haulers. There are bills in both chambers of Congress right now addressing the issue. Hear more in this interview with Settles.