What is the benefit to a vehicle that meets the Covered Farm Vehicle definition?

A vehicle meeting the requirements of the CFV definition with GVWR/GCWR/GVW/GCW of 26,001 lbs. or less may use the exception anywhere in the United States.  A CFV with a GVWR/GCWR/GVW/GCW of 26,002 lbs. or more may use the exception in the state of registration, or within 150 air miles of the farm where it is registered. (49 CFR §390.5T & 390.39).

This is commonly referred to as “MAP-21.”  A CFV is exempt the following parts of the federal regulations:

  • Part 382, Drug and alcohol testing
  • Part 383, CDL
  • Part 395, Hours of service (i.e., log book)
  • Part 396, Inspection, repair and maintenance (i.e., annual inspection)

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1. What is a "Covered Farm Vehicle"?
2. What can I legally haul on a farm license plate?
3. What is the benefit to a vehicle that meets the Covered Farm Vehicle definition?
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5. How is the log book handled for an Agricultural Commodity?