USDA Announces Assistance For Timber Businesses Impacted By Pandemic

On Tuesday, the USDA announced it is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Department, harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 are eligible for the Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative. Loggers and truckers can apply for assistance […]

NCBA Endorses House Companion of HAULS Act

Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association endorsed the Haulers of Agriculture and Livestock Safety, or HAULS Act of 2021. Introduced in the House by Tennessee Republican John Rose and Democrat Darren Soto of Florida, NCBA says the bipartisan bill would deliver much-needed flexibility for livestock haulers. The House bill is a companion to a […]

Transportation Department Published Final Hours of Service Rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published its final rule updating the “Hours of Service” rules designed to increase safety on America’s roads. The department updated multiple existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. “America’s truckers are doing a heroic job of keeping our supply chains open during this unprecedented […]

New Trucking Hours of Service Rules Proposed

Last week, the Trump administration proposed changes to hours of service rules for commercial vehicle drives.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration published the proposal seeking to give drivers “more flexibility while maintaining the safety limits on driving time.”  The proposal is separate from the ongoing comment period for livestock haulers.  The agency is accepting […]