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Title:Ownership and Operation Characteristics of U.S. Farm Trucks
Authors:Daniel Zink
Publication Date:Oct 1988
Report #:SP-93
TRID #:01848104
Keywords:commercial drivers, driver licenses, farms, truck drivers, trucking
Type:Research Report – Staff Papers



The Commercial Motor Vehicle Act of 1986 requires that drivers of certain vehicles (especially large trucks) obtain a commercial drivers license. The law as originally written would require that farmers obtain the license if their vehicles and shipment types fall within the established provisions of the law. Due to the potential impact of the licensing requirements on farmers, the USDA Office of Transportation contracted with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute to identify characteristics of farm truck travel which may be important in the regulatory proceedings dealing with implementation of the regulations.

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