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The equine industry, including farriers and veterinarians, has voiced concerns about whether they would be subject to the U.S. government’s controversial electronic logging device (ELD) mandate.
The mandate requires a vehicle to be fitted with a device under some of the following conditions:
To put the mandate in perspective, a Dodge Ram 2500, Chevrolet 2500 or Ford F-250 that hauls a standard, reasonably equipped farrier trailer (less than 2,500 pounds), will fall well short of the weight requirement. For specifics, visit your truck manufacturer’s website.
The question most farriers should be asking is, “Do I need a USDOT number?” You are required to obtain a USDOT number if you have a vehicle that:
A number of states also require intrastate commercial vehicles to obtain a USDOT number. Check with the states that you do business in for more details.…