The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) extended an exemption for transporters of livestock and insects to have an electronic logging device (ELD). FMCSA said the exemption was extended through Dec. 7, 2018, and will remain in place until further notice. The notice said that drivers do not need to carry any documentation regarding the exemption. The exemption was due to expire at the end of the government’s fiscal year, September 30, 2018, but new legislation extended that by 10 weeks. The term “livestock” includes cattle, elk, reindeer, bison, horses, deer, sheep, goats, swine, poultry, fish used for food, and other animals that are part of a foundation herd.

Originally Posted on the Idealease Safety Bulletin