Indiana Eliminates Chauffeur License for RV Transporters

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Indiana has eliminated the requirement to hold a Chauffeur’s License in order to transport RVs. Gov. Mike Pence signed Senate Bill 197 into law last week and the law went into effect immediately.

Before this change, Indiana residents transporting RVs were required to have a Chauffeur’s License for loads rated at more than 16,000 pounds gross combined vehicle weight rating.

Drivers must still comply with federal commercial driver’s license requirements, but the additional state regulation has been eliminated.

The exemption applies to RVs being moved before their first retail sale, which would include both manufacturer-to-dealer and dealer-to-show types of movement.

“Eliminating this regulation is another piece of the puzzle in solving the hiring problem RV transport companies are having,” Mark Bowersox, executive director of the RV Indiana Council said.

State Sen. Carlin Yoder authored the bill on behalf of the RV industry.

“My district includes part of Elkhart County and the RV industry is very important to me,” Yoder said. “This bill should ease some regulations on the industry and help the transporters get RVs delivered from manufacturers to dealers more quickly.”

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