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May a State exempt CMV drivers employed by a partnership, corporation or an association engaged in farming from the CDL requirements under the farmer waiver (§ 383.3(d)) or is the waiver only available to drivers employed by a family-owned farm?

§383.3 - Applicability  

Guidance Q&A

Question 21: May a State exempt CMV drivers employed by a partnership, corporation or an association engaged in farming from the CDL requirements under the farmer waiver (§ 383.3(d)) or is the waiver only available to drivers employed by a family-owned farm?

 

Guidance: Yes. Since farming partnerships, corporations, and associations are legal “persons,” States may exempt drivers working for these organizations from the CDL requirements, provided they can operate within the waiver conditions.

Regulatory Topic: Commercial Driver License Standards; Operators of a Farm Vehicle
Effective Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Issued Date: Friday, March 1, 2019