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What revisions have been made to 49 CFR 395.1(k), the hours-of-service exception available for agriculture-related transportation?

The current hours-of-service (HOS) exception in § 395.1(k) covers any motor carrier transporting agricultural commodities or farm supplies to an eligible destination. The revision expands the current 100 air-mile radius to 150 air-miles (176.2 statute miles), and makes transportation from wholesalers to retailers eligible for the exception. Eligible transportation includes:

  • Farm supplies for agricultural purposes transported from a wholesale or retail distribution point to a farm or other location where the supplies are intended to be used. Exception is limited to a 150 air-mile (176.2 statute miles) radius [formerly 100 air-miles] from the wholesale or retail distribution point
  • Farm supplies for agricultural purposes transported from a wholesale distribution point to a retail distribution point within a 150 air-mile radius of the wholesale distribution point

Agricultural commodities transported from the source of the commodities to a location within a 150 air-mile radius of the source.

Last Updated : May 8, 2014