ELD Mandate Information

The American Quarter Horse Association is committed to keeping you up-to-date with the latest news regarding the ELD Mandate.

To read more about the implementation of Electronic Logging Devices, visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov and search “ELD Rule.”

The American Quarter Horse Association is concerned about the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which went into effect on December 18, 2017. At that time, livestock haulers were granted a 90-day waiver to comply with the mandate, and that waiver will expire March 18, 2018. The rule limits the amount of time a commercial truck driver can drive and mandates a specific amount of off-duty/non-driving time, and requires the use of electronic logging devices to track the driving and non-driving times.  

AQHA is involved with requests to delay the impending Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate for one year. 

Below you will find information on AQHA's involvement regarding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) electronic logging device (ELD) mandate and resources on how you can get involved.


View brochures created by the American Horse Council for more information on the Electronic Logging Device Mandate and Commercial Drivers Licenses.

The National Cattlemen’s Beef and Texas Cattle Feeders associations have created a document to be kept in your truck to help provide proof of your exemption from the electronic logging device mandate until March 18, 2018. March 18 is the date that the exemption for agriculture and livestock haulers expires. We wanted to also share this document with our members.


Press Releases


Contact Your Representative to Suspend the ELD Mandate
Currently there is language in the House passed Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill that would delay the implementation of electronic logging devices for commercial motor vehicles transporting livestock and insects. Please contact your Senators and Representative to support the ELD one-year delay to give the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration time to make the necessary adjustments to hours of service rules to address animal welfare concerns ... Continue reading

AQHA Encourages One-Year Enforcement Delay
“AQHA members are involved in showing, racing, ranching, rodeos and recreation, and it is common for AQHA members to haul their horses interstate over long distances (much like other livestock haulers),” Huffhines said in his letter to the DOT. “We encourage the Department of Transportation to grant a one-year enforcement delay followed by a waiver and limited exemptions from compliance with the December 18, 2017, implementation date for the final rule on ELDs and hours of service. This will allow the department the opportunity to take appropriate steps to alleviate any unintended consequences that this mandate may have on the hauling of horses or other livestock.” ... Continue reading