The U.S. House on Thursday passed a bill that would fund the U.S. Department of Transportation for the 2019 fiscal year and extend the electronic logging device mandate exemption for truckers hauling livestock and bees at least through Sept. 30. Livestock and bee haulers have been allowed to run on paper logs and without an ELD since the mandate took effect in December 2017.

However, the bill faces strong headwinds in ultimately becoming law. Whether the Republican-controlled Senate will take up the bill is unknown, and President Trump has insisted he’ll veto spending bills that do not include funds to build


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