Commercial Drivers’ Hours of Service – Transporting Livestock
February 28, 2023 | Documents
NCFA, along with other industry associations, sent a letter to Dr. Mary-Jane Ireland, Executive Director, Chief Veterinary Officer,
Canadian Food Inspection Agency, regarding animal welfare concerns associated with the mandatory use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) for livestock transporters. We are calling upon the federal government to create regulatory flexibility so that transporters can safeguard the welfare of the livestock in their care when unforeseen delays during transport cause drivers to go over duty hours. Both driver safety and animal welfare need to be considered.