Pa. state house takes action on farm vehicle regulations


Camp Hill, Pa. — Pennsylvania Farm Bureau praised members of the state House of Representatives for unanimously passing an amendment to a transportation bill that directs the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to adopt all exemptions permitted for farm vehicles and their drivers under federal law and regulation.


Under the amendment, PennDOT would be required to adopt all exemptions permitted for farm vehicles, tractors and other implements of husbandry, and for drivers of farm vehicles, tractors and other implements of husbandry under any Federal statute, regulation, standard, criteria or provision.

“The House action is a good first step as we work to ensure that farmers in Pennsylvania will not be subjected to more restrictive regulations than farmers in other states,” said Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President Carl T. Shaffer.

Continue working

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau will continue working with the Senate Transportation Committee to advance the bill which would provide similar relief to Pennsylvania’s farm families by exempting drivers of agricultural vehicles and farm vehicles owners from new state regulations when the vehicle or farm vehicle combination has an actual weight or weight rating of 26,000 pounds or less.


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