Livestock haulers will not be required to use an Electronic Logging Device during the government shutdown. For the time being, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) noted on its website that the current exemption passed through appropriations language "will remain in place until further notice." The expiration of government funding also technically ended the exemption for livestock haulers. However, the change from a given date to "until further notice" in FMCSA documentation upholds the exemption, and drivers "do not need to carry any documentation" stating as much, FMCSA noted. ELD regulations limited truckers to driving 11 hours daily, after 10 consecutive hours off duty, and restricted their on-duty time to 14 consecutive hours, which includes non-driving time. The National Cattlemen's Beef Association noted the exemption is not permanent, something other livestock groups such as the National Pork Producers Council and Livestock Marketing Association continue to push for.
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