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Livestock/Insect Hauler ELD Exemption and Partial Federal Government Shutdown

Livestock/Insect Haulers ELD Exemption Remains in Place

The current electronic logging device (ELD) exemption for livestock and insect haulers is in effect because of its inclusion in the spending bill that expired on Dec. 21, 2018. Although that funding bill was not renewed or extended, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has stated that the exemption will remain in place until further notice. Drivers do not need to carry any documentation regarding this exemption.

For more information on this ELD exemption, visit FMCSA’s website on livestock and insect haulers.

Partial Federal Government Shutdown Begins

Congress was unable to come to an agreement on a continuing resolution to keep the government operating and the previous continuing resolution expired at midnight on Dec. 21, 2018. As a result, the portion of the federal government that does not have approved funding for fiscal 2019 has shut down. As long as the shutdown is short term, we do not anticipate a large impact on commercial motor vehicle enforcement at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Congress will likely revisit the funding issue after the Christmas holiday.

For more information on how the shutdown will impact U.S. DOT, review U.S. DOT’s shutdown plan.