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WASHINGTON, D.C.— Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Greg Pence (R-IN) introduced legislation to reduce the regulatory burden on the hard-working men and women of America’s robust agricultural community.
The Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act of 2019 (H.R. 2460), directs the U.S. Department of Transportation to examine Hours of Service (HOS) regulations and the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations to identify obstacles to the safe, humane, and market-efficient transport of livestock and other perishable agricultural commodities.
WASHINGTON-Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) introduced the bipartisan Modern, Clean, and Safe Trucks Act of 2019 that seeks to repeal the federal excise tax (FET) on heavy trucks that was created in 1917 to help pay for World War 1. When it was introduced, the FET was 3%, but has increased to 12% today. The revenue generated through the FET tax goes into the Highway Trust Fund but is unreliable since truck sales are inconsistent year-to-year.
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WASHINGTON-Representatives Collin C. Peterson (D-MN) and Greg Gianforte (R-MT) have reintroduced two pieces of bipartisan legislation to relieve certain sectors of the trucking industry from the Federal Motor Carrier Association’s electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.
The Small Carrier Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 will exempt businesses which operate ten or fewer commercial trucks from the requirements of the ELD mandate, and the Agricultural Business Electronic Logging Device Exemption Act of 2018 will exempt agricultural businesses.