A Temporary Win For Livestock Hauling
HILKER:It’s been a one size fits all hours of service mandate there has never been any consideration to the livestock industry at the table so you can have a load of tractors on a flat bed or a load of red heifers or feeder pigs and you are governed by the same law but the cargo has completely different circumstances attached to them.
And the mandate isn’t practical for Livestock Haulers
HILKER: With this electronic mandate coming he’s going to have to unload after 11 hours drive and there is no infrastructure set up to handle unloading livestock in a bio secure manner.
It seems his message actually impacted those at the Capitol Hill given the language cleared out of a House appropriations subcommittee late last month was heavily supported by the livestock industry.