Utah Administrative Code

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R909. Transportation, Motor Carrier.

Rule R909-1. Safety Regulations for Motor Carriers.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R909-1-1. Authority and Purpose.

This Rule is enacted under the authority of Section 72-9-103 to enable the department to enforce the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations as contained in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations related to the operation of a motor carrier within the state, as required by Section 72-9-301.

R909-1-2. Adoption of Federal Regulations.

(1) Safety Regulations for Motor Carriers, 49 CFR Parts 350 through 384, Part 385.4, Parts 387 through 399, and Part 40, (October 1, 2014), as amended by the Federal Register through December 16, 2015, are incorporated by reference, except for 49 CFR Parts 391.11(b)(1) and 391.49 as they apply to intrastate drivers only. These requirements apply to all motor carrier(s) as defined in 49 CFR Part 390.5, excluding commercial motor vehicles which are designed or used to transport more than 8 and less than 15 passengers (including the driver) for compensation and Utah Code Section 72-9-102(2) engaged in intrastate commerce.

(2) Intrastate trucking operations in which the carriers operate double trailer combinations only are not required to comply with 49 CFR Part 380.203(a)(2).

(3) Exceptions to Part 391.41, Physical Qualification may be granted under the rules of Department of Public Safety, Driver's License Division, Section 53-3-303.5 for intrastate drivers under R708-34.

(4) Drivers involved wholly in intrastate commerce shall be at least 18 years old. However, if they are transporting placarded amounts of hazardous materials or carrying 16 or more passengers, including the driver, they must be 21 years old.

(5) Licensed child care providers operating a passenger vehicle with a seating capacity of not more than 30 passengers, and wholly in intrastate commerce, are exempt from 49 CFR Part 387 Subpart B but are subject to the minimum coverage requirements in Section 72-9-103.

R909-1-3. Insurance for Private Intrastate/Interstate Motor Carriers.

(1) "Private Motor Carrier" means a person who provides transportation of property or passengers by commercial motor vehicle and is not a for-hire motor carrier.

(2) All intrastate private motor carriers shall have a minimum amount of $750,000 liability.

(3) All intrastate for-hire and private motor carriers transporting any quantities of oil listed in 49 CFR 172.101; hazardous waste, hazardous material and hazardous substances defined in 49 CFR 171.101, shall have $1,000,000 minimum level of financial responsibility and a MCS-90 endorsement maintained at the principal place of business.

R909-1-4. Implements of Husbandry.

"Implements of Husbandry" is defined in Section 41-1a-102(23) and must comply with all provisions of Chapter 6, Title 41, Utah Code Annotated. Vehicles meeting this definition are exempt from 49 CFR Part 393 - Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operations.


trucks, transportation safety, implements of husbandry

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

March 28, 2018

Notice of Continuation

August 30, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

72-9-103; 72-9-104; 72-9-101; 72-9-301; 72-9-303; 72-9-701; 72-9-703

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R909, please contact the promulgating agency (Transportation, Motor Carrier). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.