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FMCSA Extends Hours-of-Service Emergency Declaration for Livestock Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced an extension to the Hours-of-Service Emergency Declaration, until February 28, 2021.

This declaration includes:

  1. Livestock and livestock feed. FMCSA has informed us that the relief is only available to transporters of finished feed.  Transporters of feed ingredients are ineligible.
  2. Medical supplies and equipment related to the testing, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19,
  3. Vaccines, constituent products, and medical supplies and equipment including ancillary supplies/kits for the administration of vaccines, related to the prevention of COVID-19
  4. Supplies and equipment necessary for community safety, sanitation, and prevention of community transmission of COVID-19 such as masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, soap and disinfectants
  5. Food, paper products, and other groceries for emergency restocking of distribution centers or stores.

Source: Allison Rivera, Executive Director, Government Affairs, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

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