NCBA Delivers Progress on Backend 150 Air-Mile Exemption for Livestock Haulers

NCBA Delivers Progress on Backend 150 Air-Mile Exemption for Livestock Haulers
Jun 18, 2021

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Today, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) delivered progress on much-needed regulatory flexibility for livestock haulers. The addition of the backend 150 air-mile exemption from hours-of-service (HOS), crucial language pulled from the HAULS Act, was agreed to by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), Senator Jon Tester (D-MT), Committee Chair Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS) in the Senate Commerce Committee and adopted into the larger Surface Transportation Investment Act of 2021 by a bipartisan vote. 

NCBA spearheaded introduction of the larger HAULS Act in both the Senate and House this spring, and worked hard to get the backend 150 air-mile exemption included in the Surface Transportation Investment Act that will be sent to the Senate floor.

Livestock haulers are a critical part of the supply chain keeping grocery stores stocked with high-quality U.S. beef. The upheaval of the pandemic and ongoing market volatility has only underscored the need for further flexibility in livestock hauling regulations to keep the supply chain strong. 

Click here to see more...

Trending Video

Summer Mineral Needs of Cattle

Video: Summer Mineral Needs of Cattle

Dave Lalman has advice for ensuring cattle are receiving the nutrients they need while they graze during the summer.