U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recognizes agriculture’s unique transportation needs and applauded Transportation Secretary Elain Chao ELD waiver announcement in the following statement:
According to FMCSA studies, agricultural transporters have a good safety record, and this waiver would likely achieve a level of safety that is equivalent to, or greater than, the level that would have been achieved absent such an exemption.
One of the greatest resources of this country is our inspiration – an idea every time you turn around.
Farmers and ranchers need a reliable workforce to produce food for America, and accept that most of the workers they need come from other nations. It has been a long time coming, but U.S. lawmakers are increasingly recognizing this as well.