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Cattle haulers await final rule

Photo Courtesy of Ron Hays, Radio Oklahoma Network

Have you ever driven across Kansas on the Turnpike and seen the sign “cattle pens?” That’s my example of the past, as trucks stopped and unloaded their cattle to rest in years past. The trucker did the same and then they reloaded and went on.

Now, with animals susceptible to diseases unloading is not an acceptable practice. The goal is to safely get from point A to point B as quickly as possible.

But the federal law for Hours of Service for truckers and the teeth of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) are making it uncomfortable as to the future of efficient livestock hauling.

An update on the current delay in the implementation of rules and the reality of the future hours a trucker can drive.

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