After careful research and qualified input from Washington DC, PHBA has determined the following about the ELD Mandate.
Fact: there is currently a 90 day waiver before the proposed regulations become in effect.
Fact: there is a 30 day period open for comments.
Fact: there is a monumental amount of misinformation about the mandate.
Fact: it does not apply to all persons hauling livestock.
What can you as a PHBA member do?
The most effective thing that each one of you can do is contact your US Congressman and/or Senators and respectfully and intelligently discuss the issues surrounding the new regulations for livestock transportation. Each of these officials has a Policy Director or in some cases an Agricultural Liaison he/she will be adequately equipped to listen and gain knowledge for their respective employer. Please do this is a timely fashion. If you do not know who your representatives are or how to contact him/her, please contact Ann Jones 404 550 2882 or jonescuttinghorses@yahoo she will be happy to supply you with the needed information.
For all current regulations please visit this website www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations.
We can work effectively to educate our elected officials. Education is our best option to fight laws and regulations that can and will harm our Industry.