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DOT/FMCSA RIN: 2126-AC24 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: +Hours of Service of Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles; Transportation of Agricultural Commodities 
Abstract: FMCSA clarifies the definition of the terms "any agricultural commodity," "livestock," and "non-processed food," as the terms are used in the definition of "agricultural commodity" for the purposes of the Agency's "Hours of Service (HOS) of Drivers" regulations. Under current regulations, drivers transporting agricultural commodities, including livestock, from the source of the commodities to a location within 150 air miles of the source, during harvest and planting seasons as defined by each State, are exempt from the HOS requirements. Additionally, the HOS requirement for a 30-minute rest break does not apply to drivers transporting livestock in interstate commerce while the livestock are on the commercial motor vehicle. This interim final rule (IFR) clarifies the meaning of these existing definitional terms to ensure that the HOS exemptions are utilized as Congress intended. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 395   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 31136    49 USC 31502   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  07/29/2019  84 FR 36559   
ANPRM Comment Period End  09/27/2019 
Interim Final Rule  12/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Richard Clemente
Department of Transportation
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-2722
Email: mcpsd@dot.gov