Information about the new Electronic Logging Device mandate

A legislative decision in 2012 directed a mandate for an Electronic Logging Device (ELD) to be used by all commercial carriers beginning December 18, 2017. Unfortunately, some of the stipulations in this legislation will require that anyone transporting horses for more than 150 miles or for more than 8 days in a 30 day period of time also have a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) and an ELD in their vehicle.
The American Horse Council and several other agencies have been working to try to prevent these stipulations from taking effect. In an attempt to clarify this issue and provide education to their stakeholders the American Horse Council has put together two brochures – one which explains CDL rules and the second which explains the ELD mandate.  These brochures are factual and a fair representation of the situation as it now stands. 
For the time being a three-month extension has been put in place to delay the implementation of the ELD mandate.  All livestock groups are requesting an additional extension of time to implement the mandate and a review of the regulations with respect to their impact on the livestock industry in the hope that agricultural exemptions can be included in the regulations.  Make no mistake these rules could potentially impact many of those engaged in equine competitions.  The American Horse Council will keep you updated as events unfold.  In the meantime, we would ask that you contact your federal representative and ask for an additional extension of time to implement the mandate and also ask that agricultural exemptions be considered as a part of the mandate. 

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ELD Mandate Brochure 2017.pdf680.49 KB
CDL Brochure-Online Only.pdf296.65 KB

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