|(a) The department must waive the commercial driver
license (CDL) knowledge and skill exams required by Texas Transportation
Code, §522.022, and provide for the issuance of a restricted
CDL to an employee of a farm-related service industry (FRSI) in accordance
to 49 CFR 383. The department is subject to any condition or requirement
established for the waiver by the Federal Highway Administration.
In addition to any restriction or limitation imposed by this section,
a restricted CDL issued under this regulation is subject to any restriction
or limitation imposed by the secretary of the highway administration.
(b) Fees for an FRSI CDL are the same as for a regular
CDL and will be calculated the same way. A $10 duplicate fee must
be charged each time an applicant revalidates the waiver period.
(c) The FRSI CDL must have a P restriction. The validity
period must be continuous, for a minimum period of 30 days, and cannot
exceed 180 days in any 12 month period. The FRSI CDL cannot be renewed
more than 30 days prior to the expiration date of the existing FRSI
CDL issuance period and cannot exceed the expiration date of the CDL.