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8-142. Unlawful acts. It shall be unlawful for any person to commit any of the following acts and except as otherwise provided, violation is subject to penalties provided in K.S.A. 8-149, and amendments thereto:
Ninth: To operate on the highways of this state a farm truck or farm trailer other than to transport: (a) Agricultural products produced by such owner; (b) commodities purchased by the owner for use on the farm owned or rented by the owner of such vehicles; (c) commodities for religious or educational institutions being transported by the owner of such vehicles for charity and without compensation of any kind, except as provided in K.S.A. 66-1,109(c), and amendments thereto; or (d) sand, gravel, slag stone, limestone, crushed stone, cinders, black top, dirt or fill material to a township road maintenance or construction site of the township in which the owner of such truck resides.
Tenth: To operate a farm truck or truck tractor used in combination with a trailer or semitrailer for a gross weight which does not include the empty weight of the truck or truck tractor or of the combination of any truck or truck tractor and any type of trailer or semitrailer, plus the maximum weight of cargo which will be transported on or with the same; and such farm truck or farm truck tractor used to transport a gross weight of more than 54,000 pounds shall have durably lettered on the side of the motor vehicle the words "farm vehicle—not for hire."
Thirteenth: To operate on the highways of this state a farm trailer carrying more than 6,000 pounds without being registered and the registration fees paid thereon.
This is commonly referred to as “MAP-21.” A CFV is exempt the following parts of the federal regulations:
On November 15th, 2021, the law was changed to include a 150-air mile radius from the DESTINATION in addition to the 150-air mile radius SOURCE, for livestock and insect haulers. As a result of the law change, livestock and insect haulers are exempt hours of service when they are LOADED and within 150-air miles of their destination. If they are returning empty, they are subject to hours of service until they are within 150-air miles of the source.
All drivers and motor carriers subject to the federal commercial vehicle regulations are subject to hours of service. However, several exemptions exist, one of which is found in 49 CFR §395.1(k), related to agricultural commodities.
(k) Agricultural operations. The provisions of this part shall not apply during planting and harvesting periods, as determined by each State, to drivers transporting: