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·         Livestock haulers urge FMCSA action in wake of JBS cyberattack

·         USCA Requests Emergency Relief for Livestock Haulers Following JBS Shutdown

 

 

Livestock haulers urge FMCSA action in wake of JBS cyberattack

Buttigieg asked to lift restrictions to avoid supply chain disruptions

 

John Gallagher, FreightWaves

June 2, 2021

 

Livestock shippers are asking the Biden administration to issue an emergency waiver of work-rule restrictions for truckers hauling both livestock and meat products to avoid transportation delays in the wake of the cyberattack on global meat supplier JBS.

 

In a letter sent Wednesday to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) asked for “emergency regulatory flexibility” from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

 

“After reviewing reports from our members regarding the impact of the JBS outage, USCA strongly believes this event warrants immediate regulatory action to ensure grocery store shelves stay stocked of fresh meat products,” the letter states. In addition to livestock haulers, USCA represents cow-calf producers and feedlot operators.

 

The group referenced a statement made by JBS earlier in the week in which the company stated that resolving the cyber incident will take time and may cause delays for customers and suppliers.

 

“This ‘delay’ will create a major supply chain disruption, impacting both producers of livestock and consumers of meat at a time when the market is still recovering from the shock of the COVID-19 pandemic,” USCA stated...

 

more, including links

https://www.freightwaves.com/news/livestock-haulers-urge-fmcsa-action-in-wake-of-jbs-cyberattack

 

 

USCA Requests Emergency Relief for Livestock Haulers Following JBS Shutdown

 

Source: United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA)

Jun 2, 2021 

 

(WASHINGTON) - On Wednesday, the United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA) sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg requesting immediate regulatory relief for transporters of live animals and fresh meat products following the impact of the cyberattack on global meat supplier JBS SA.

 

In the letter, USCA requests the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provide emergency regulatory flexibility for motor carriers and drivers hauling both live animals and meat products:

 

"After reviewing reports from our members regarding the impact of the JBS outage, USCA strongly believes this event warrants immediate regulatory action to ensure grocery store shelves stay stocked of fresh meat products.

 

"Further, agency action following the May 7, 2021 ransomware attack of Colonial Pipeline provides a precedent for the issuance of such an emergency declaration to ensure supply chain continuity of essential consumer goods."

 

Link to Letter:

https://mcusercontent.com/c35966bef9b816acff772766f/files/62c676aa-8fde-fee7-665a-02b25395686d/2021_06_USCA_Letter_to_FMCSA_re_JBS_Outage.pdf?mc_cid=a61f183084&mc_eid=6fb9b70918

 

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