May 4, 2020

Ag groups seek additional exemptions for ag truckers

In a letter to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the National Grain & Feed Assn. and 53 other agricultural groups urged the agency to grant relief from federal drive time rules for all truck drivers hauling agricultural goods. “As trucking capacity and the availability of drivers tightens due to COVID-19, neither surge nor normal trucking capacity may be adequately available to provide the required just-in-time deliveries to animal feeding operations, food processing and manufacturing plants, distribution facilities, export facilities and retail outlets, which could result in significant food chain supply disruptions,” the groups said. Read more