enforcement officials in Kansas have a new problem to deal with:
Farmers who own tractor-trailers to haul crops, but use them in
the off-season to haul other cargo, The Hutchinson News reported
farmers see the extra hauling as a way to supplement shrinking
farm income. However, the newspaper reported, many are working
as truckers without proper commercial licenses.
law exempts some farm rigs from many of the inspections, safety
regulations and licensing required of most truckers. However,
the exemptions only apply if a farmer is hauling his own farm
goods, The News said.
in the state are complaining about the unregulated competition,
and officials at the Kansas Corporation Commission are distributing
information to let the farmers know what the regulations are should
they haul goods other than their own.