ELD Enforcement Underway For Ag Retailers

Despite efforts by the Agricultural Retailers Association, the soft enforcement period has ended and retailers must now be following the ELD mandate. ( Margy Eckelkamp )

The U.S. Department of Transportation began enforcement of the Electronic Logging Device mandate April 1.

Despite efforts by the Agricultural Retailers Association, the soft enforcement period has ended and retailers must now be following the ELD mandate. Some exemptions have been made for retailers operating under the Hours of Service agricultural exemption's "planting and harvesting season" as designated by the state and within a 150 air-mile-radius from where the farm supplies originated, where they were picked up or when operating under other ELD exemptions.

More information about the ELD mandate is available here.

Earlier this year, ARA sent a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requesting an exemption and extension of the soft enforcement period. ARA is awaiting a response. Additional information is available from FMCSA here and here.

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