The Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety Act has been introduced by U.S. Senators. This bipartisan bill offers flexibility for livestock haulers. Current hours-of-service rules allow for 11 hours of drive time, 14 hours of on-duty time and 10 consecutive hours of rest. The HAULS Act would add a 150-mile air radius exemption under HOS regulations to the backend of hauls for those transporting livestock or agricultural commodities, eliminate seasonal harvest requirements and clarifies the definition of an “agricultural commodity.”
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