Dairy Coalition urges Upper Midwest delegation to support dairy provision

The Midwest Dairy Coalition reached out to members of the Upper Midwest delegation to urge they sign on to a letter directed at Highway Bill conferees in support of the Hanna-Esty provision of the Highway Bill affecting dairy milk trucks. Click here to view the letter from deletages. 

Weighing in on issues affecting milk hauling and trucking

The Midwest Dairy Coalition works to build consensus and provide a voice for the region's dairy cooperatives on federal transportation issues as they affect milk and dairy product hauling.


These may take the form of truck weight issues or other policies that can have direct bearing on milk and dairy hauling. The Coalition works to develop positions and provide comment to help shape transporation and highway policy.



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Final Highway Bill includes dairy provision

The Midwest Dairy Coalition's efforts in support of inclusion of a dairy provision in the next Highway Bill has paid off. Conferees included the dairy provision, which would classify milk as a non-divisible load, in the final highway bill language. The dairy provision will allow states to issue special permits to bulk milk trucks, giving them more flexibility  to ensure milk is delivered in a timely manner and in compliance with federal and state food, safety and security standards.

U.S. House dairy amendment to Highway Bill

The U.S. House version of the Highway Bill carries a dairy provision that would designate milk hauled in trucks to be a "non-divisible" load, which allows (but does not require) states to issue permits to be flexible on certain weight limits for the hauling of bulk milk. Click here to access this amendment.

NMPF - IDFA - Milk Haulers Letter of Support

This letter of support to the U.S. House leadership regarding the dairy amendment to the Highway Bill is signed by leaders of the National Milk Producers Federation, International Dairy Foods Association and International Milk Haulers Association. Click here to access this letter.