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Proposed rule on farms called ?absurd?

A new rule being proposed by the federal Department of Transportation would require farmers to get commercial drivers licenses.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is a part of DOT, wants to adopt standards that would reclassify all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Motor Vehicles, officials said. Likewise, the proposal, if adopted, would require all farmers and everyone on the farm who operates any of the equipment to obtain a CDL, they added.

The proposed rule change would mean that anyone who drives a tractor or operates any piece of motorized farming equipment would be required to pass the same tests and complete the same detailed forms and logs required of semi-tractor trailer drivers.

Drivers would keep logs of information including hours worked and miles traveled. Vehicles would be required to display DOT numbers. A CDL in Virginia costs $64 for eight years, or $8 per year, not including the cost of an instructional class and the written test.

If the DOT reclassifies farm vehicles and implements as commercial vehicles, the federal government will have regulatory control over the nation痴 farm workers, estimated at over 800,000, by requiring them to have commercial drivers licenses.
 
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I can see that happening but the enforcement will be loose at best. If it does go through I can see farmers like my uncle just selling the on road stuff and hiring out the hauling.

Chris
 
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Proposed rule on farms called ?absurd?

A new rule being proposed by the federal Department of Transportation would require farmers to get commercial drivers licenses.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is a part of DOT, wants to adopt standards that would reclassify all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Motor Vehicles, officials said. Likewise, the proposal, if adopted, would require all farmers and everyone on the farm who operates any of the equipment to obtain a CDL, they added.

The proposed rule change would mean that anyone who drives a tractor or operates any piece of motorized farming equipment would be required to pass the same tests and complete the same detailed forms and logs required of semi-tractor trailer drivers.

Drivers would keep logs of information including hours worked and miles traveled. Vehicles would be required to display DOT numbers. A CDL in Virginia costs $64 for eight years, or $8 per year, not including the cost of an instructional class and the written test.

If the DOT reclassifies farm vehicles and implements as commercial vehicles, the federal government will have regulatory control over the nation痴 farm workers, estimated at over 800,000, by requiring them to have commercial drivers licenses.

They just want to dig their grimy little hands in our pockets for more money. It may start out small but in time the rates will keep on rising just like every other tax.
 
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Proposed rule on farms called ?absurd?

A new rule being proposed by the federal Department of Transportation would require farmers to get commercial drivers licenses.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is a part of DOT, wants to adopt standards that would reclassify all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Motor Vehicles, officials said. Likewise, the proposal, if adopted, would require all farmers and everyone on the farm who operates any of the equipment to obtain a CDL, they added.

The proposed rule change would mean that anyone who drives a tractor or operates any piece of motorized farming equipment would be required to pass the same tests and complete the same detailed forms and logs required of semi-tractor trailer drivers.

Drivers would keep logs of information including hours worked and miles traveled. Vehicles would be required to display DOT numbers. A CDL in Virginia costs $64 for eight years, or $8 per year, not including the cost of an instructional class and the written test.

If the DOT reclassifies farm vehicles and implements as commercial vehicles, the federal government will have regulatory control over the nation痴 farm workers, estimated at over 800,000, by requiring them to have commercial drivers licenses.

Hey, Gale - thanks for copying my post!
 
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The proposed new regulations have been dropped and are no longer under consideration.
 
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***** and the progressives at their best...Government getting into every aspect of your lives. These people have to driven out of office and America.

HS
 
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I agree it is a control/money thing.

If it has been dropped I wonder why it was just published today in source I found today?

Maybe they want to stop kids from driving tractors. It was the practice in KY to let kids as young as 14 to drive trucks when moving equipment from one farm to another but there would be an adult involved.
 
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Proposed rule on farms called ?absurd?

A new rule being proposed by the federal Department of Transportation would require farmers to get commercial drivers licenses.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is a part of DOT, wants to adopt standards that would reclassify all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Motor Vehicles, officials said. Likewise, the proposal, if adopted, would require all farmers and everyone on the farm who operates any of the equipment to obtain a CDL, they added.

The proposed rule change would mean that anyone who drives a tractor or operates any piece of motorized farming equipment would be required to pass the same tests and complete the same detailed forms and logs required of semi-tractor trailer drivers.

Drivers would keep logs of information including hours worked and miles traveled. Vehicles would be required to display DOT numbers. A CDL in Virginia costs $64 for eight years, or $8 per year, not including the cost of an instructional class and the written test.

If the DOT reclassifies farm vehicles and implements as commercial vehicles, the federal government will have regulatory control over the nation痴 farm workers, estimated at over 800,000, by requiring them to have commercial drivers licenses.
We would need this to operate a tractor on our farm?!?
 
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The proposed new regulations have been dropped and are no longer under consideration.

good.. I'd make it a life goal to vote out of a job/vote out campaign any lawmaker or gov't employee that stood up for that reg.

soundguy
 
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FMCSA 27-11
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Contact: Candice Tolliver
Tel.: (202) 366-9999


U.S. Department of Transportation Reinforces Commitment to No New Regulations for America痴 Agricultural Community

Guidance Will Ensure States Continue to Use Common Sense in Applying Existing Safety Rules
 
 
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