The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published an interim final rule clarifying agricultural commodity and livestock definitions in hours-of-service regulations.
During harvesting and planting seasons as determined by each state, drivers transporting agricultural commodities, including livestock, are exempt from the HOS requirements from the source of the commodities to a location within a 150-air-mile radius from the source. In addition, the requirement for a 30-minute rest break does not apply to drivers transporting livestock in interstate commerce.
However, the agency found that the definition of those terms was not well-understood and enforced consistently when determining whether the HOS exemption applies.
The clarifications will primarily affect transporters of perishable horticultural commodities, non-processed food, and aquatic animals.
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