This week's Cotton Newsline is 2 cuts.Both cuts are Harrison Ashley, Vice President of Ginner Services for the National Cotton Council.
Suggested Introduction 1
According to the Journal of Commerce, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will delay the release of its controversial new truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) rules until October. Harrison Ashley, Vice President of Ginner Services for the National Cotton Council, says the hours-of-service rule would make several changes to current requirements.
Suggested Introduction 2
Ashley says cotton ginning and the movement of modules from the field to the gin is a part of agriculture and is currently exempt from the hours-of-service rules, and in some cases given partial CDL exemptions.
Ashley says once the cotton is ginned, it no longer falls under agriculture exemptions, but rather CDL requirements when being shipped from the warehouse to mills and/or ports.