Hours-of-Service Exemption Extension for Livestock Haulers Not Renewed
Even though an emergency declaration exempted haulers over 10 times since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the agency hasn’t extended exemptions after the current deadline expired on October 15.
Meanwhile, fuel prices have moved ahead of a years-long driver shortage to become the number one trucking industry concern in this year’s survey of industry stakeholders by the American Transportation Research Institute.
The last time fuel costs made the top ten list was in 2013 when it ranked eighth overall.
Source: Western Livestock Journal & Capital Press