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By Tim Leeds 

Bills proposed in Congress on livestock hauling rules

Three bills proposed to regulate electronic logging devices


April 19, 2019

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Cattle graze Friday just outside Havre. All three members of Montana's congressional delegation are pushing to fully or partially exempt livestock haulers from hours of service regulations using electronic logging devices that went into effect in 2017.

All three members of Montana's congressional delegation have stepped into the ring on the issue of livestock haulers being required to use electronic logging devices in their trucks.

Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., and Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Jon Tester, D-Mont., all have opposed a U.S. Department of Transportation rule that drivers hauling animals follow the same time constraints monitored by electronic logging devices used for all commercial truckers that went into effect December 2017, although Congress keeps passing extensions for livestock haulers.

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