TREAD Act Introduced In Congress

U.S. Reps. Angie Craig and Lloyd Smucker have introduced the Responsible & Efficient Agriculture Destination (TREAD) Act to give farmers and ranchers more flexibility when transporting live animals and perishable goods. According to a press release from Craig’s office, agriculture haulers often travel on rural, unpaved roads with low-speed limits and run out of Hours of Service while only being a short distance from where they need to go. This bipartisan bill would make it possible for drivers hauling live animals and perishable goods to finish their routes if they are within 150 air miles of their destination, and additionally allows this exemption to be utilized year-round rather than only during harvesting seasons.

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