Farm Trucking: Will Electronic Logging Device Regulations Affect Your Business?

Trucks waiting in line at grain elevator. ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Images

There has been a good deal of discussion, confusion, and concern over new regulations promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requiring electronic logging devices (“ELDs”) for certain commercial motor vehicles. 

How will these regulations impact agricultural producers, rodeo athletes, or stock show exhibitors?  Relatedly, there are regulations addressing who is required to obtain a commercial drivers license and what records may have to be kept that, while not new, may impact producers as well.

I will not sugarcoat it, these regulations are complex and difficult to understand.  To try and assist folks in analyzing whether these may apply, Elizabeth Rumley with the National Ag Center, and I developed an outline to help those in the agriculture industry analyze the rules.

Download the fact sheet here.

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