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What is an exempt for-hire (exempt commodities) motor carrier?

Question:
What is an exempt for-hire (exempt commodities) motor carrier?
Answer:

An exempt for-hire motor carrier transports exempt (unregulated) property owned by others for compensation. The exempt commodities usually include unprocessed or unmanufactured goods, fruits and vegetables, and other items of little or no value. 

For a partial listing of exempt and non-exempt commodities, please refer to Administrative Ruling 119.

For information about who needs an MC number, click here.

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