Can Congress actually pass the two more ELD related bills just got introduced last week ?

Peterson is recorded as the host of this legislation which could exempt the agricultural industry against the ELD mandate. Gianforte’s bill would exempt companies with ten or fewer trucks against the ELD mandate, which by extension include independent owner operators.


There’s minimal info regarding the bill at the time of yet; there’s not any text about them on the site that lists introduced the bills by Minnesota Democrat Collin Peterson along with Montana Republican Greg Gianforte. Both representatives, at a bi partisan signature, put-out indistinguishable press releases touting that the debut of these 2 parts of legislation.

The debut of the law follows a couple of days legislation suggested by a hierarchical set of U.S. Senators which could transform the hours of service principle for its livestock market.

The releases did have statements from each one of those 2 members of Congress.

Greg Gianforte U.S. Representative Representative (R-MT At-large District) since 2017

Gianforte’s opinion:”Electronics devices are just another level of unnecessary red tape which keep on to join truckers and places livestock and Montana livelihoods in danger. This step is really actually just a step in the ideal direction because we decrease the weight this grip puts on Montana’s small trucking operations farmers, and ranchers.”

Collin Peterson U.S. Representative Representative (MN 7th District) since 1991


Peterson’s opinion:”This law will eliminate time-consuming and costly regulations such as small trucking businesses and individual owner operators, who constitute a lot of the rural trucking market. Additionally, it is going to decrease unnecessary stops and flaws which undermine the standard of agricultural products on the own way to Market.”

According to a tracking website of the federal government, there have been 10,736 bills and resolutions introduced in the current Congress, which was seated in January 2017. Enacted laws and adopted resolutions by the Congress totals 175, about 1.6% of all introductions.

The calendar is vital here. The entire House is up for re election in November, since is approximately a third of their Senate. The slow pace of present civic activity wouldn’t be viewed as boding well for the long term of almost some legislation introduced only 5 1/2 months out of that which exactly is anticipated for a heated mid term election. Any legislative acts to improve either hours of the ELD mandate pops against that truth, no different compared to almost any other industry needing legislative aid.