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North Dakota Agriculture Transportation Handbook

The handbook covers the state and federal statutes, rules and exemptions for the agricultural industry. Content was compiled in cooperation with the ND Highway Patrol, ND Corn Council, ND Soybean Council, and the ND Wheat Commission.

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Revision History

DatePage #Change
04.01.2010 13

Revised text:

INTERSTATE COMMERCE requires all drivers to stay within the hours of service limits if:

  • Vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating, or gross vehicle weight or gross combination weight, of 10,001 lbs. or more, whichever is greater.
  • Is used in transporting hazardous material in a quantity requiring placarding.

[Source: CFR 390.5 Definition of CMV]

Ag exemption operators transporting agricultural commodities or farm supplies with a 100 air-mile radius.

Text before the change:

INTERSTATE TRAVEL requires all operators stay within the limit of hours of service with the exception of those operators who operate two-axle vehicles under 10,000 lbs. gross weight, and operators transporting agricultural commodities or farm supplies within a 100 air-mile radius.

[Source: CDL Guide 2007-2009: Department of Transportation Requirements Inter-State Authority]

04.01.2010 14

Revised text:

Hours of Service

  • Cannot drive more than 12 hours following 10 consecutive hours off duty.
  • For any period after having been on duty more than 15 hours.
  • After having been on duty for 70 hours in any period of 7 consecutive days.

Text before the change:

Intrastate

  • Cannot drive more than 12 hours following 8 consecutive hours off duty.
  • For any period after having been on duty more than 15 hours.
  • After having been on duty for 70 hours in any period of 7 consecutive days.

(CFR 395.3 Hours of Service for Property Drivers)

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