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I work for a custom combiner, do I have to have a CDL or can I drive under my farm exemption since I am hauling farm products?
If you are employed by a farmer you can operate under the farm exemption. However, if you are employed by a custom combiner you have to have a CDL. There is a restricted CDL that you can obtain based on custom combine work. While there are no knowledge or skills test for a restricted CDL, there are many other limitations. 49 CFR 383.3(f) outlines the limitations.