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August 18 Shortie Show CANCELED
The shortie show scheduled for August 18, 2018 is CANCELED due to wet arena conditions and conflicting events.
New Hauling Guidelines
We received the following from the Nebraska State Patrol and wanted to share the information with our members:
"Greetings from the Carrier Enforcement Division of the Nebraska State Patrol. You have received this email as a result of me knowing you as someone in the horse community, or I located your name as I searched for folks who should be included due to an association with a horse club in some capacity. If you received this and should not have, I apologize. Recently, we have been inundated with calls regarding applicability of Federal Safety Regulations when hauling horses for hobby purposes. We believe this may be due in part to the recent changes in the log book regulations and the use of Electronic Logging Devices as required by a recent rule change, and the notoriety of the agricultural exemptions provided in that rule. Social media outlets have, in some cases, misrepresented this issue and we hope to provide some clarity through this email.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) governs the safe operation of large trucks and buses, including some agricultural and farm trucks, depending on size and use. A rigid definition of some of the regulations makes it appear that those who haul horses for shows are automatically required to abide by all regulations, including things like log books and CDL for the vehicles they drive. In many cases, this is simply not a fact, and the FMCSA has produced a document and resources on their website that address this issue in detail and explain an exception that exists, and has for quite some time. I have attached one of the more concise documents I have seen that should assist you in determining if you need to adhere to Federal regulations regarding the movement of your horses. Please pay special attention to the first paragraph – it essentially states that if you haul horses for pleasure, and there is not a business or commercial enterprise involved (like breeders, brokers, etc) you are exempted from the regulations that require CDL and log book, among other things. For most who haul to horse shows for pleasure, even if there is some type of monetary award of scholarship available, the exemption is applicable.
Please review the attached document and web links. If you have questions, staff at our office are here to assist as needed and I am certainly happy to assist you personally if you ask for me by name. Please feel free to forward this information to your membership, group, or others who may benefit from this knowledge.
As always, we ask that you buckle up and put the phone down as you travel!
Sergeant | Carrier Enforcement Division
Nebraska State Patrol"