ATA’s Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference Requests Exemption From Cargo Securement Regs

(Last Updated On: January 9, 2018)


The American Trucking Associations’ Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference has requested an exemption from cargo securement regulations for certain agricultural commodities to allow what it says are safer securement methods.

AFTC in its exemption application states there are no commodity-specific tie-down rules for agricultural commodities transported in wood and plastic boxes and large fiberglass tubs, or for hay, straw and cotton bales that are grouped into large singular units. Because there are no specific rules for these products, haulers have to comply with FMCSA’s general cargo securement requirements.

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