I assume this is the Map-21 wording that HarryVanderpool is talking about.
A ‘‘covered farm vehicle’’ (CFV), as defined in Sec. 32934, is a straight truck or articulated vehicle (e.g., a large pickup, a truck pulling a trailer, sometimes a standard tractor semitrailer combination) registered in a State that is used by the owner or operator of a farm or ranch (or an employee or family member of a farm or ranch owner or
operator) to transport agricultural commodities, livestock, machinery or supplies, provided the truck has a license plate or other designation issued by the State of registration that allows law enforcement personnel to identify it as a farm vehicle. Although a CFV may not be used in for-hire motor carrier operations, a share-cropper’s use of a
vehicle to transport the landlord’s share of the crops may not be treated as a forhire operation. If the CFV has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) or gross vehicle
weight rating (GVWR), whichever is greater, of 26,001 pounds or less, it may take advantage of the CFV exemption described below while operating
anywhere in the United States. A CFV with a GVW or GVWR, whichever is greater, above 26,001 pounds, may travel anywhere in the State of registration or across State borders
within 150 air miles of the home farm or ranch—but the vehicle would lose its status as a CFV and the corresponding exemptions if it exceeded these geographical limits. In large States like Texas or California, the operator of a CFV with a GVW or GVWR above 26,001 pounds will be able to travel much more than 150 air-miles within the State. However, if the CFV crosses a State line, its exempt operations under this MAP–21 provision are limited to a 150 air-mile radius from the home farm or ranch.
but in another section it says
Section 391.2(b), which provides an exception from Part 391 for a beekeeper using a CMV for the seasonal transportation of bees, is also retained. Like custom harvesters, beekeepers do not meet the definition of a CFV because they rarely operate a farm or ranch; they typically place beehives on marginal farm or ranch land owned or operated
so since beekeepers do not meet the definiton of a CFV(although some might) then you do not get the exception in the entire USA?
clear as mud yet? now if you have a farm # from the usda, and you are a beekeeper do you qualify for being a CFV.
the above text says " it may take advantage of the CFV exemption described below while operating anywhere in the United States."
but word below means in the Map-21 everything after that word, the next paragraph? I still haven't figured out what it exempts you from.
Harry was correct here are the exemptions:
390.39 Exemptions for ‘‘covered farm
(a) Federal requirements. A covered
farm vehicle, as defined in § 390.5,
including the individual operating that
vehicle, is exempt from the following:
(1) Any requirement relating to
commercial driver’s licenses in 49 CFR
Part 383 or controlled substances and
alcohol use and testing in 49 CFR Part
(2) Any requirement in 49 CFR Part
391, Subpart E, Physical Qualifications
(3) Any requirement in 49 CFR Part
395, Hours of Service of Drivers.
(4) Any requirement in 49 CFR Part
396, Inspection, Repair, and