MAP-21 Legislation Does a motor carrier that participates in freight interlining have to register as a broker? What is the minimum level of financial security that a broker or freight forwarder must maintain on file with FMCSA? Why was the MAP-21 final rule on “Transportation of Agricultural Commodities” issued? Who may take advantage of the MAP-21 “Transportation of Agricultural Commodities” exemptions? How can the MAP-21 “Transportation of Agricultural Commodities” exemptions be summarized? What revisions have been made to 49 CFR 395.1(k), the hours-of-service exception available for agriculture-related transportation? Under MAP-21, what changes have been made to the definitions in the FMCSRs related to farm vehicle exemptions? What is a “covered farm vehicle” (CFV)? What sections of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) do not apply to a “covered farm vehicle” (CFV) and its operator? Are there overlapping exemptions available for the operation of some commercial motor vehicles for agricultural purposes? How does the MAP-21 “Transportation of Agricultural Commodities” rule affect provisions related to commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs)? Will existing surety bonds be cancelled and replaced by the new surety bonds? Alternatively, will the existing surety bonds remain in place and be revised by rider or endorsement? MAP–21 instituted a new requirement that surety bond and trust fund institutions "provide electronic notification" to FMCSA at least 30 days before a surety bond or trust fund is cancelled. How do these institutions provide this electronic notice? MAP–21 revised 49 U.S.C. 13906(c)(3)(C) to state that FMCSA may require freight forwarders to provide cargo insurance. How do I know if this applies to me? MAP–21 says that I have to use a surety bond company that is approved by the U.S. Treasury Department. How do I know whether my surety bond company is approved by the Treasury Department? What happens if my bonding company or trust fund institution did not file BMC–84 or BMC–85 forms reflecting the $75,000 minimum financial security requirement after October 1, 2013? My company has both broker and freight forwarder authority. Is one $75,000 bond or trust fund sufficient or do I need 2 separate bonds/trust funds? If my surety bonding company or trustee previously filed Forms BMC–84 or BMC–85, do I need one reflecting the $75,000 minimum financial security requirement? May I use group surety bonds or trust funds to satisfy FMCSA’s financial responsibility requirement? How would a motor carrier that also brokers loads apply for broker authority? Does FMCSA require an interline carrier to obtain operating authority? Must freight forwarders and brokers register with FMCSA?