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    Re: Farmer may have to get CDL's

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    Re: Farmer may have to get CDL's

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    About the same as an out of control, over-regulating government implementing regulations you don't like compared to an out of control, over-regulating government implementing regulations I don't like...
    So, you think it's a good idea to force a farm hand to buy a CDL, to be able to drive a tractor in a bean field?

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    Re: Farmer may have to get CDL's

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    About the same as an out of control, over-regulating government implementing regulations you don't like compared to an out of control, over-regulating government implementing regulations I don't like...
    You need a photo ID to do pretty much anything in this country from getting a Blockbuster Card to Renting a car, but suggest you should show one to vote and suddenly it's an unseemly burden...

    Back to the OP:

    What class of CDL? A B isn't really that big a deal. You see those 15 man passenger vans driving around for various organizations? That requires a Class B CDL. I;ll oppose it on the grounds it's foolhardy, but in terms of big deal, that it is not. If they demand a Class A CDL... well that's a horse of a different color.
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    Re: Farmer may have to get CDL's

    As far as the OP, I don't think farmers should have to have a CDL even if they have to drive on public roads to access another section of land.

    Besides it looks as though this agency was looking for clarification of a regulation and reaffirming the exemption for farmers. It looks as though someone overreacted. Surprise, Surprise.
    AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

    ACTION: Notice; request for public comment.
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    It has come to FMCSA's attention that States may be taking varied approaches in interpreting the meaning of ``common or contract motor carrier'' as it relates to farm vehicle drivers operating under a crop share agreement and, as a result, may be applying the CDL exception inconsistently.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio
    You need a photo ID to do pretty much anything in this country from getting a Blockbuster Card to Renting a car, but suggest you should show one to vote and suddenly it's an unseemly burden...
    My point on this thread was that, for some, requiring a CDL for a farmer was unfair (even saying it would regulate them out of business), but requiring someone to buy a photo ID to vote, for a trumped up reason, wasn't a big deal.


    Apparently 21 million voting-age American citizens don't need a Blockbuster card or need to rent a car.
    As many as 11 percent of United States citizens – more than 21 million individuals – do not have government-issued photo identification.

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    Re: Farmer may have to get CDL's

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    As far as the OP, I don't think farmers should have to have a CDL even if they have to drive on public roads to access another section of land.

    Besides it looks as though this agency was looking for clarification of a regulation and reaffirming the exemption for farmers. It looks as though someone overreacted. Surprise, Surprise.






    My point on this thread was that, for some, requiring a CDL for a farmer was unfair (even saying it would regulate them out of business), but requiring someone to buy a photo ID to vote, for a trumped up reason, wasn't a big deal.


    Apparently 21 million voting-age American citizens don't need a Blockbuster card or need to rent a car.
    A CDL requires formal instruction, at a school the has the course, costing a couple thousand dollars.
    Now if this is the same CDL for semi trucks, then it will serve 0 purpose because semi's are not the same as tractors.

    The course can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 3-6 months depending on the school and schedule.

    Voter Id's cost about $10 or so and just require basic identifying paperwork, like your birth cert, etc.
    Usually takes less than a hour to get.

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