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Chapter 13: Commercial Vehicles
13.040 Farm-Labor Vehicles
Chapter 13 Commercial Vehicles
13.040 Farm-Labor Vehicles (CVC §322)
A farm-labor vehicle is a motor vehicle designed, used, or maintained for the transportation of nine or more farm workers, in addition to the driver, to or from a place of employment or employment-related activities.
For the purpose of this section, a farm worker is any person engaged in rendering personal services for hire and compensation in connection with the production or harvesting of any farm products.
Farm-labor vehicle does not include vehicles:
- Carrying only members of the immediate family of the owner or driver.
- Being operated under specific authority granted by the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) or under specific authority granted to a transit system by an authorized city or county agency.
If a farm-labor vehicle is used to transport persons “for hire” (a fee is paid for the transportation of the farm laborers), the vehicle must be registered commercially.