Friday, August 12, 2011

Washington Regulators Stirring Up More Trouble For Farmers

Washington regulators are stirring up more trouble for farmers. The Gazette Virginian posted this article today.

"The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is a part of DOT, wants to adopt standards that would reclassify all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Motor Vehicles, officials said. Likewise, the proposal, if adopted, would require all farmers and everyone on the farm who operates any of the equipment to obtain a CDL, they added." Read the entire article here.

Leave it to federal regulators from Washington, DC to try to ram another stick through our spokes. To call this proposal "absurd" is putting it mildly. If you wish to register your opposition, contact your senators and contact your congressman.

1 comment:

A. Joseph Marshall said...

The goal is to make the state money. State CDL applications (in Ga.) cost $35, then there are road test fees ($50), endorsement fees, renewal fees, permit fees, etc... Carrying chemicals? You'd probably then need HZMAT permits. Then there's the piƱata of violations fees farmers could incur. It is despicable.

A. Joseph Marshall
Commercial Real Estate Agent
Savannah, Ga.