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Florida has adopted Part 396 of the Federal Regulations for intrastate operations, with modifications.
Part 396 applies to a driver operating a commercial motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight, gross vehicle weight rating, or gross combined weight rating of 26,001 pounds or more, or transporting hazardous materials.
A driver operating a commercial motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight, gross vehicle weight rating, or gross combined weight rating of less than 26,001 pounds, and not transporting hazardous materials must comply with Secs. 396.3(a)(1) and 396.9.
Utility Exception — An intrastate driver for an electric utility or telephone company operating within a 200-air-mile radius of the location where the vehicle is based is exempt from Secs. 396.11 and 396.13.
Agricultural Exception — An intrastate driver who is transporting agricultural products, including horticultural or forestry products, from farm or harvest place to the first place of processing or storage, or from farm or harvest place directly to market must comply with Secs. 396.3(a)(1) and 396.9.
Exception — Part 396 does not apply to drivers of covered farm vehicles as defined in Section 316.003 of the Florida Statutes.