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On-The-Road Seminar: Motor Vehicle Regulations For Illinois Farmers

On-The-Road Seminar:

Motor Vehicle Regulations For Illinois Farmers

Trucking regulations got you scratching your head? Hearing conflicting explanations? What’s the difference between a “Farm Vehicle Driver” and a “Covered Farm Vehicle” operator? Does it matter?

To sort truth from conjecture and fact from rumor come join us at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2016 at Kaskaskia College’s Agricultural Building, 27210 College Road, Centralia.

Clinton, Marion, and Washington County Farm Bureau’s are hosting a two-hour seminar that focuses on trucking laws for farmers—both new and well-worn. We’ll take a special look at the latest “Covered Farm Vehicle” exemptions and you’ll have the chance to ask those farm trucking questions that you can’t seem to find the answers for anywhere else.

A lot of laws have changed in the past 24 months! In fact, just in mid-July the Governor signed legislation adding a new exemption from the CDL, and another CDL exemption is still pending. In addition to that we’ve seen changes to regulations regarding: the medical card, hours of service limitations, equipment inspection requirements, ATV operation, mobile phone use, out-of-state CDL use, post-trip inspections, and more.

We’ll cover those recent changes and some of the more-established but still misunderstood rules such as the USDOT Number, UCR registrations, and driver’s license classifications.

Presenting the seminar will be Kevin Rund who has specialized in farm transportation issues for the Illinois Farm Bureau for more than 35 years. And you’ll receive take-home materials covering these topics.

The seminar is free courtesy of your county and state Farm Bureaus, but advance registration is requested. Please call the Washington County Farm Bureau at (618) 327-3081 to reserve your place at the On-the-Road Seminar.

Come join us and get your trucking questions answered.