Ownership and Operation Characteristics of U.S. Farm Trucks

The Commercial Motor Vehicle Act of 1986 requires that drivers of certain vehicles (especially large trucks) obtain a commercial drivers license. The law as originally written would require that farmers obtain the license if their vehicles and shipment types fall within the established provisions of the law. Due to the potential impact of the licensing requirements on farmers, the USDA Office of Transportation contracted with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute to identify characteristics of farm truck travel which may be important in the regulatory proceedings dealing with implementation of the regulations.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 22p

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  • Accession Number: 01848104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UGPTI Staff Paper No. 93, SP-93
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2022 11:04AM