FMCSA Submitted Proposed Rulemaking for Exemptions to Ag Haulers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has filed a “pre-rule,” also known as an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, with the White House’s Office of Management and Budget that will seek industry input for defining who is allowed to run under exemptions granted to truckers hauling agriculture commodities.

The ANPRM won’t be a proposal for any specific reforms, but rather a solicitation for comments from industry stakeholders about the definition of an agricultural commodity, according to the ANPRM’s excerpt in the federal rulemaking docket.

Drivers hauling ag commodities operate under certain hours of service exemptions, such as the 150-air-mile radius exemption that allows drivers carrying ag commodities to skip recording duty status if they stay within a 150-air-mile radius of the source of the commodity, among others.

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