AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning motor vehicles.
displaying the certification number issued by the department of state
revenue preceded by the letters "IN". Except as provided in subsection
(i), all other requirements of 49 CFR 390.21 apply equally to interstate
and intrastate motor carriers.
(b) 49 CFR 107 subpart (F) and subpart (G), 171 through 173, 177 through 178, and 180,
is are incorporated into Indiana law by
reference, and every:
(1) private carrier;
(2) common carrier;
(3) contract carrier;
(4) motor carrier of property, intrastate;
(5) hazardous material shipper; and
(6) carrier otherwise exempt under section 3 of this chapter;
must comply with the federal regulations incorporated under this subsection, whether engaged in interstate or intrastate commerce.
(c) Notwithstanding subsection (b), nonspecification bulk and nonbulk packaging, including cargo tank motor vehicles, may be used only if all the following conditions exist:
(1) The maximum capacity of the vehicle is less than three thousand five hundred (3,500) gallons.
(2) The shipment of goods is limited to intrastate commerce.
(3) The vehicle is used only for the purpose of transporting fuel oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, gasoline, gasohol, or any combination of these substances.
All additional federal standards for the safe transportation of hazardous materials apply until July 1, 2000. After June 30, 2000, the maintenance, inspection, and marking requirements of 49 CFR 173.8 and Part 180 are applicable. In accordance with federal hazardous materials regulations, new or additional nonspecification cargo tank motor vehicles may not be placed in service under this subsection after June 30, 1998.
(d) For the purpose of enforcing this section, only:
(1) a state police officer or state police motor carrier inspector who:
(A) has successfully completed a course of instruction approved by the
Federal Highway Administration; United
States Department of Transportation; and
(B) maintains an acceptable competency level as established by the state police department; or
(2) an employee of a law enforcement agency who:
(A) before January 1, 1991, has successfully completed a course of instruction approved by the
Administration; United States Department of
(B) maintains an acceptable competency level as established by the state police department;
on the enforcement of 49 CFR, may, upon demand, inspect the books, accounts, papers, records, memoranda, equipment, and premises of any carrier, including a carrier exempt under section 3 of this chapter.
(e) A person hired before September 1, 1985, who operates a motor vehicle intrastate incidentally to the person's normal employment duties and who is not employed as a chauffeur (as defined in IC 9-13-2-21(a)) is exempt from 49 CFR 391 as incorporated by this section.
(f) Notwithstanding any provision of 49 CFR 391 to the contrary, a person at least eighteen (18) years of age and less than twenty-one (21) years of age may be employed as a driver to operate a commercial motor vehicle intrastate. However, a person employed under this subsection is not exempt from any other provision of 49 CFR 391.
(g) Notwithstanding subsection (a) or (b), the following provisions of 49 CFR do not apply to private carriers of property operated only in intrastate commerce or any carriers of property operated only in intrastate commerce
whether or not the carrier vehicle is of a class that
requires a commercial driver's license: while employed in
construction or construction related service:
(1) Subpart 391.41(b)(3) as it applies to physical qualifications of a driver who has been diagnosed as an insulin dependent diabetic, if the driver has applied for and been granted an intrastate medical waiver by the bureau of motor vehicles pursuant to this subsection. The same standards and the following procedures shall apply for this waiver whether or not the driver is required to hold a commercial driver's license. An application for the waiver shall be submitted by the driver and completed and signed by a certified endocrinologist or the driver's treating physician attesting that the driver:
(A) is not otherwise physically disqualified under Subpart 391.41 to operate a motor vehicle, whether or not any additional disqualifying condition results from the diabetic condition, and is not likely to suffer any diminution in driving ability due to the driver's diabetic condition;
(B) is free of severe hypoglycemia or hypoglycemia unawareness and has had less than one (1) documented, symptomatic hypoglycemic reaction per month;
(C) has demonstrated the ability and willingness to properly
monitor and manage the driver's diabetic condition;
(D) has agreed to and, to the endocrinologist's or treating physician's knowledge, has carried a source of rapidly absorbable glucose at all times while driving a motor vehicle, has self monitored blood glucose levels one (1) hour before driving and at least once every four (4) hours while driving or on duty before driving using a portable glucose monitoring device equipped with a computerized memory; and
(E) has submitted the blood glucose logs from the monitoring device to the endocrinologist or treating physician at the time of the annual medical examination.
A copy of the blood glucose logs shall be filed along with the annual statement from the endocrinologist or treating physician with the bureau of motor vehicles for review by the driver licensing medical advisory board established under IC 9-14-4. A copy of the annual statement shall also be provided to the driver's employer for retention in the driver's qualification file, and a copy shall be retained and held by the driver while driving for presentation to an authorized federal, state, or local law enforcement official. Notwithstanding the requirements of this
clause, subdivision, the endocrinologist, the treating physician,
the advisory board of the bureau of motor vehicles, or the bureau
of motor vehicles may, where medical indications warrant,
establish a short period for the medical examinations required
under this clause. subdivision.
(2) Subpart 396.9 as it applies to inspection of vehicles carrying or loaded with a perishable product. However, this exemption does not prohibit a law enforcement officer from stopping these vehicles for an obvious violation that poses an imminent threat of an accident or incident. The exemption is not intended to include refrigerated vehicles loaded with perishables when the refrigeration unit is working.
(3) Subpart 396.11 as it applies to driver vehicle inspection reports.
(4) Subpart 396.13 as it applies to driver inspection.
(h) For purposes of 49 CFR 395.1(l), "planting and harvesting season" refers to the period between January 1 and December 31 of each year. The intrastate commerce exception set forth in 49 CFR 395.1(l), as it applies to the transportation of agricultural commodities and farm supplies, is restricted to single vehicles and cargo tank motor vehicles with a capacity of not more than five thousand four hundred (5,400) gallons.
has elapsed in the registration year for which the license fee has
The credit may not exceed ninety percent (90%) of the license fee paid under section 13(b) of this chapter.
(d) Notwithstanding subsection (b) and IC 9-18-2-4, the owner of a
truck, trailer, or semitrailer and tractor described in subsection (a) or
an employee or family member of the owner may operate the truck,
trailer, or semitrailer and tractor intrastate for the transportation of
seasonal, perishable fruit or vegetables to the first point of processing
for a period that consists of not more than a thirty (30) day period in a
registration year as provided by IC 9-21-21-4. Before a vehicle may be
operated as provided in this subsection, the owner shall pay to the
(1) any license fee due under section 13(b) of this chapter; and
(2) eight and one-half percent (8.5%) of the license fee paid under
section 13(b) of this chapter.