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Farm Bureau Hosting ‘On The Road’ Seminar

The Clinton, Marion and Washington County Farm Bureaus know that trucking regulations are critical to the success of many farms. That’s why we are hosting an “On the Road” seminar. The seminar will be Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the KC Ag Building on the Kaskaskia College Campus.

Federal truck regulations affect virtually all operating farmers in Illinois. As a “Farm Vehicle Driver” many farmers enjoy exemptions. But, significant new exemptions from the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations were made effective in November 2013, with Illinois legislation bringing additional changes in 2014 and again in 2015 for those operating a “Covered Farm Vehicle.” You need to know the differences in those sets of exemptions. That’s the primary focus of this seminar.

Also, over the past 18 months the Off-Highway Vehicle Stamp program has been started, retracted, re-legislated and is being readied for a restart. New medical card rules have kicked in: one last January, and another last May. The USDOT Number and UCR registrations – and even the CDL – are still widely misunderstood. And there’s more. Come join us and get your questions answered.

Kevin Rund, Illinois Farm Bureau’s farm transportation expert, will focus on trucking laws important to farmers including:

New and Pending Regulations Impacting Farm Vehicle Operation

* Covered Farm Vehicle (CFV) exemptions

* Medical Card: examiners and certification

* OHV Stamp and registration

* Redefining the tank vehicle

* Electronic Logging Devices

* Further changes to CFV

The Interstate Carrier

* Definition

* USDOT Number Registration

* Unified Carrier Registration (UCR)

Recap of Fundamentals

* Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

* Drug and Alcohol Screening

Plan now to join us on March 4 at the Kaskaskia College Ag Building at 7 p.m.

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