When do farm drivers have to meet physical qualifications?
Under federal rules, drivers of commercial vehicles must be medically qualified and carry a copy of a Medical Examiner's Certificate when they are driving across state lines. These rules have also been adopted by the State of Iowa for intrastate commerce. However, both federal and state laws provide exceptions for some farm vehicle drivers when driving within the scope of the farm operation.
We have provided a list to assist in determining when an Iowa licensed and farm-based vehicle driver needs to be medically qualified and carry a copy of their medical certificate with them.
No Mileage Limit
Iowa farmer or helper - intrastate commerce - no mileage limit:
Within 150 Air Miles of Home Farm
Iowa farmer or helper - interstate commerce - within 150 air miles of home farm: