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Livestock haulers get exemption from DOT rule

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WASHINGTON — The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has granted drivers of vehicles hauling livestock and poultry a one-year exemption from the 30-minute break requirement.

The requirement is part of the Hours-of-Service (HoS) rules requiring truck drivers to take a 30-minute rest break after eight hours of service. For drivers transporting livestock and poultry, the hours of service included loading and unloading operations.

Drivers transporting agricultural commodities, including livestock, within a 150-air mile radius are already exempt from the HoS rules.

The purpose of the HoS rules, FMCSA said, is to. . .

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