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Livestock haulers receive exemption
The U.S. Department of Transportation granted to truck drivers hauling livestock and poultry a one-year exemption from an hours-of-service rule that took effect last July 1, according to a June 6 National Pork Producers Council press release. The pork council, on behalf of a coalition of livestock and poultry organizations, requested the exemption.
The regulation requires truck drivers to take a 30-minute rest break after eight hours of service. For drivers transporting livestock and poultry, the hours of service include loading and unloading animals.
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