Are there any exceptions to obtaining a USDOT number for intrastate commerce (wholly within Kansas)?

Yes 

In addition to the exceptions found in 49 CFR §390.3T for interstate commerce, KSA 66-1,129(c)(1) – (8) provides exceptions to the requirement for some intrastate operations.  One of the most common exceptions is for private carriers, operating wholly within Kansas, between 10,001 and 26,000 lbs., with Kansas registration on the power unit.  Such vehicles are only subject to the federal regulations pertaining to annual inspections, coupling devices, and cargo securement.  This exception does not apply to for-hire operations (i.e., hauling someone else’s property), vehicles designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers, or vehicles used to haul haz-mat that requires placarding.

Wholly intrastate Kansas farmers are also exempt the federal trucking regulations and do not require a USDOT number.

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1. Do I need operating authority?
2. Do I need to display a USDOT number?
3. How do I obtain a USDOT number?
4. Are there any exceptions to needing a USDOT number?
5. Are there any exceptions to obtaining a USDOT number for intrastate commerce (wholly within Kansas)?
6. Does the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) issue KDOT numbers for intrastate commerce?
7. What is Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)?
8. What the International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)?
9. What is apportioned registration?
10. When is Kansas commercial vehicle registration (license plate) required?
11. If my vehicle(s) require apportioned registration or the Kansas commercial vehicle registration, does that also mean it requires a USDOT number?
12. When are haz-mat placards required?