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Making sense of truck regulations

Once again farmers and ranchers are scratching their heads about how the new CDL (commercial driver’s license) regulations will impact them when they transport livestock and crops to market.
Kansas transportation regulations already impose an extensive array of documentation, testing, certification, inspection and record keeping on the trucking industry. These regulations are further complicated when farmers and stockmen operate their vehicles across state lines where other states may have different rules than Kansas.  
Agricultural producers received help in July 2012 with the announcement of expanded exemptions from federal and state rules, says Mike Irvin, legislative counsel for Kansas Farm ...


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