DOT rule waived for livestock haulers

DOT rule waived for livestock haulers

AMERICA'S hog, cattle and poultry farmers have been granted a two-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation's hours-of-service rule for certain drivers.

The rule, issued in mid-2013 by DOT's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), requires truck drivers to take a 30-minute rest break for every eight hours of service. It would have prohibited drivers hauling livestock and poultry from caring for the animals during the rest

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