FMCSA Ask for Comments on Two Proposals

Dec 15, 2017 | Industry News

The first proposed regulatory guidance clarifies the “agricultural commodity” exception to the Hours of Service regulations.  Details and instructions are here. 

Clarifies drivers operating unladen vehicles traveling either to pick up an agricultural commodity, trips beyond 150 air-miles from the source of the agricultural commodity, whether grain elevators and/or livestock sale barns should be considered a “source” of agricultural commodities.


The second proposed regulation clarifies the use of Personal Conveyance by commercial drivers.  Details and instructions are here.    Personal conveyance is the use of an unladen Commercial Motor Vehicle for commuting, and is considered an Off Duty status.



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