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Tractor Talk Discussion Forum

grain truck licence

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cooop

10-06-2010 16:52:01
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I was wondering what class of licence you need to drive a single axle chevy grain truck.




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Bill in IL

10-07-2010 09:59:31
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 16:52:01  
You may not need a "CDL" for what you are driving but you do need to be licensed for the vehicle you are driving. Meaning proper class of license for the weight and endorsements for the vehicle and cargo.

Some states enforcement may be down but the CDL program was designed to standarize rules across the nation. Farm plates only waives the medical card and log book requirements. In Illinois all the info is in the CDL studyguide. Thats the way I read it but you need to read it yourself from your states rulebooks.

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dhermesc

10-07-2010 06:53:23
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 16:52:01  
The first three questions are:

What state?

What is the GVWR and the tagged weight?

For personal, farm or for hire?



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Russ from MN

10-06-2010 23:32:00
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 16:52:01  
In MN a class D is good for all single unit farm trucks I believe. I am driving a sugar beet truck right now, and the gross wt. is about 63,000. Tomorrow I am supposed to haul some soybeans over to ND and I guess my license is good for that too!



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GeneMO

10-06-2010 20:17:09
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 16:52:01  
In Mo., as long as it's not for hire, you just need a drivers license.

I even went one better, my ole grain truck is over 25 years old so I qualify for "Historic plates" Lifetime plates, no fees, no inspections.

100% legal as long as it's under 1000 miles per year, hauling my own stuff, or not for hire.

Gene



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paul

10-06-2010 19:12:18
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 16:52:01  
Illinois sounds like a tough one, from other sites I visit. They are really after you there...

Matters if it is over or under 26,0000 gross weight as well.

As you can tell, there is no uniform national code. Actually, there is, but many states have rather fogiving 'farm plate' exceptions. Any truck over 10,000 lbs gross starts getting into trouble with the fedral rules - it's up to your state to pick & choose what to do with farm vehicles above that.....

I think you might get incorrect info from internet advice on this, as every state has a little different, and many folk will not get the 'farm exceptions' right even in your own state.... Just saying.

So, 10,000 lbs and over, you gotta worry.

26,000 lbs and over, most all states have some DOT rules in effect.

CDL, licence class, air brake endorcements, etc. all depend on the states.

--->Paul

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Brian Jasper co. Ia

10-06-2010 18:23:06
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 16:52:01  
In Iowa you can drive a semi with no CDL if you're hauling your own commodity, stay within 150 air miles of home, and don't cross a state line. Otherwise, you will need a class B. If it has air brakes, you'll need that endorsement too.



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IaGary

10-06-2010 18:21:16
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 16:52:01  
Varies State to State.

Here in Iowa if you own the truck hauling only your grain from farm to market all you need is a plain drivers licence.

Even for a semi

Gary



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rustyfarmall

10-07-2010 11:25:56
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to IaGary, 10-06-2010 18:21:16  

IaGary said: (quoted from post at 18:21:16 10/06/10) Varies State to State.

Here in Iowa if you own the truck hauling only your grain from farm to market all you need is a plain drivers licence.

Even for a semi

Gary


Gary, and Brian also. Unless the laws are just recently changed, you do need a CDL in Iowa for anything that weighs 26,001# and more. Even if you own the truck and are transporting your own grain or other goods.

Never mind, you guys are correct. I just found this on the Iowa D.O.T. site.

Who is Exempt From CDL in Iowa

Fire Fighters and Police Officers- A volunteer or paid

firefighter while operating a fire vehicle or a peace officer while

operating a commercial motor vehicle while executing related

governmental functions.

Military - Active duty military personnel while operating equipment

owned or operated by the Department of Defense.

Recreational Vehicle - A person operating a recreational vehicle

for personal or family use or a person operating a vehicle with

less than 26,001 GVWR towing a travel trailer or fifth wheel

trailer for personal or family use.

Farmers - A farmer or a person working for a farmer while

operating a commercial vehicle controlled by the farmer within

150 air miles of the farmerís farm to transport the farmerís

own agricultural products, farm machinery or farm supplies

to or from the farm. This also applies to farmers who are

exchanging services.

Home Care - A home care aide operating a motor vehicle in

the course of the home care aide's duties.
This post was edited by rustyfarmall at 13:29:58 10/07/10.

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gene bender

10-07-2010 03:35:12
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to IaGary, 10-06-2010 18:21:16  
Its got to be less than 26,000 gross ive been told here in Iowa. Thats what trailer dealer told my brother when he bought thebig 5th wheel trailer and by guy who works for DOT.



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John in La

10-06-2010 17:44:10
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 16:52:01  
OK it has farm plates.
So tell us the rest of the story because it makes a differance.

What state
Do you cross state lines
Who ownes the grain in the truck
How far in air miles do you travel from the farm



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cooop

10-06-2010 18:22:43
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to John in La, 10-06-2010 17:44:10  
Illinois, I do not cross state lines, I own the grain in the truck, no more than 100 miles



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John in La

10-06-2010 19:09:24
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 18:22:43  
Then you only need a regular drivers licence.


The farm operators' exemption is intended to cover legitimate farm-to-market operations by farmers, not commercial grain haulers. CDLs are not required to operate vehicles that are:

Controlled and operated by a farmer, a member of the farmer's family or an employee; Used to transport farm products, equipment, supplies or a combination thereof to or from a farm (including nurseries and aquacultures); Used within 150 air miles of the person's farm; Not used in the operations of a common or contract motor carrier; and Used in nursery or agricultural operations.

If the farmer, his spouse and their children, parents on both sides, brothers and sisters on both sides and their spouses are operating a truck-tractor semi-trailer combination or combinations and meet the above criteria, they are also exempted from the CDL Program. However, these drivers must be 21 year of age and the vehicle must have farm plates.

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cooop

10-06-2010 17:37:21
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 16:52:01  
it does have farm plates



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Pete in MD

10-06-2010 17:23:21
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 16:52:01  
If the GVWR of the truck is 26,000 or less an ordinary Class C license is all you need.

If the GVWR is greater than 26,000 you need a Class B CDL.



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Allan In NE

10-06-2010 17:22:26
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 16:52:01  
"Here",

Just a plain old driver's license.

Allan



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Steve4020

10-06-2010 17:37:54
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to Allan In NE, 10-06-2010 17:22:26  
Hey how are you doing out in your fields.. ?



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Steve4020

10-06-2010 16:57:15
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 Re: grain truck licence in reply to cooop, 10-06-2010 16:52:01  
is this truck use for on farm (not for hire) you may not need one.. you want to check your state see what it says.. if it's not going be farm truck and has Air brakes you may need licence class B. if you are towing under 10,001 lbs. if you going be towing a tractor over 10,001 lbs then you need class A.



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