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39:3-10j Findings, Declaration Concerning Commercial Driver

1./The Legislature finds that:

/a./On September 20, 1988, the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation granted the states of this nation the authority to exempt certain drivers from the licensing provisions of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, Pub.L.99-570 (49 U.S.C. s.2701 et seq.).

/b./The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 requires a commercial drivers license for anyone who operates a vehicle that has a gross weight rating in excess of 26,000 pounds, carries 15 or more passengers or transports hazardous materials.

/c./While that acts objectives to regulate and improve the traffic safety of the commercial trucking industry are laudable, it could have an unintended, and largely adverse, impact upon certain non-commercial drivers.

/d./Unless the State of New Jersey, in accordance with the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportations directive, exercises its exemption authority, certain operators of firefighting apparatus, operators of emergency or rescue equipment operated for the purposes of a first aid, ambulance or rescue squad or for disaster control, non-civilian operators of military vehicles owned or operated by the United States Department of Defense or the National Guard, and farmers operating farm vehicles will be obligated to secure commercial drivers licenses under that act.

/e./There appears to be no significant evidence that the operators of firefighting apparatus, operators of emergency or rescue equipment operated for the purposes of a first aid, ambulance or rescue squad or for disaster control, non-civilian operators of military vehicles owned or operated by the United States Department of Defense or the National Guard, or farmers operating farm vehicles in and about their regular agricultural activities pose or have created any safety hazards on the public highways which would warrant their being licensed under the provisions of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986.

/The Legislature, therefore, declares that it is altogether fitting and proper to authorize, in accordance with the directives issued by the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation, that the designated operators of firefighting apparatus, operators of emergency or rescue equipment operated for the purposes of a first aid, ambulance or rescue squad or for disaster control, non-civilian operators of military vehicles owned and operated by the United States Department of Defense or the National Guard, and operators of farm vehicles under certain circumstances be exempted from the licensing requirements set forth in the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986.

/L.1989,c.164,s.1; amended 1990, c.103, s.36; 1991, c.11, s.1; 1991, c.126, s.1; 1997, c.269, s.1.


39:3-10k Exemption for operators of certain emergency, other equipment or vehicles.

/2./Unless otherwise required by federal law or regulation, and subject to any rules and regulations promulgated pursuant to the provisions of this act, no (1) designated operator of firefighting apparatus, (2) non-civilian operator of a military vehicle owned or operated by the United States Department of Defense or the National Guard, (3) operator of a farm vehicle controlled and operated by a farmer, used to transport agricultural products, farm machinery or farm supplies to or from a farm, operated within 150 miles of a persons farm, and not used in the operation of a common or contract motor carrier, or (4) operator of emergency or rescue equipment operated for the purposes of a first aid, ambulance or rescue squad or for disaster control, shall be subject to the licensing provisions of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986, Pub.L.99-570 (49 U.S.C. s.2701 et seq.).

/Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, a waiver shall not be granted if the granting of the waiver would place the State in a position of not being in substantial compliance with the requirements of the federal act.


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