In addition to the exceptions found in 49 CFR §390.3T for interstate commerce, KSA 66-1,129(c)(1) – (8) provides exceptions to the requirement for some intrastate operations. One of the most common exceptions is for private carriers, operating wholly within Kansas, between 10,001 and 26,000 lbs., with Kansas registration on the power unit. Such vehicles are only subject to the federal regulations pertaining to annual inspections, coupling devices, and cargo securement. This exception does not apply to for-hire operations (i.e., hauling someone else’s property), vehicles designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers, or vehicles used to haul haz-mat that requires placarding.
Wholly intrastate Kansas farmers are also exempt the federal trucking regulations and do not require a USDOT number.