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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Comments  

Regulatory Representation for Truck Transportation: Trucking is a critical mode of transportation for rural America. It carries 70 percent of agricultural and food products, alcohols, fertilizers, lumber, wood products, paper, pulp, and paperboard articles. It links farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, and service industries to grain elevators, ethanol plants, processors, feedlots, markets, ports, intermodal, rail, and barge facilities. Because of agriculture's reliance on trucking, the availability of trucks and drivers, especially during planting and harvest, is critical to farmers' profitability. Commercial motor vehicle and driver requirements are enforced by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Statutory exemptions, waivers, and 2-year limited exemptions accommodate the needs of agriculture. Under the authority of Section 1622(j) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, AMS comments on issues of concern.



 
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  Last Modified Date: 08/21/2012