Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Elizabeth Rumley, National Agricultural Law Center


Outline for Analyzing Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulation: Applicability for Agriculture

Recent regulations passed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have led to much concern in the agricultural industry.  These regulations address the need for electronic logging devices on vehicles hauling property, including horses and livestock.  The rules are complex and can be confusing, particularly for people involved in agriculture, stock and horse showing, and rodeoing who are not engaged in the commercial trucking business and may have never dealt with these regulations before.  This outline, focused specifically on agriculture, attempts to assist a hauler in determining whether the requirements of a commercial driver’s license or an electronic logging device may apply.  Download this article.