Trucking: Agricultural Commodity Bill Introduced

Tal Coley March 20 2019

Representative Austin Scott (R-GA) has introduced H.R. 1673, The Agricultural Trucking Relief Act of 2019, last week. The bipartisan bill would bring much-needed clarity to the definition of “agricultural commodity” as it relates to transportation policy and new trucking regulations.

The primary reason why the clarity is needed centers around the agricultural exemption associated with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. This exemption allows for the transportation of “agricultural commodities” within a 150 air-mile radius without an ELD or havin...

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