On-the-Road Truck Seminar in March

Posted: February 13, 2019

Get updated on motor vehicle rules.

Trucking regulations can be complicated, and farm exemptions compound that problem. Seems everyone has a different answer to your question.

Illinois Farm Bureau, along with DeKalb, Kane, McHenry, and Winnebago-Boone County Farm Bureaus, will be co-hosting a two-hour seminar that focuses on trucking laws—old and new—specifically for farmers. The seminar is scheduled for Monday, March 11 at Joe’s Place in Marengo beginning at 7 p.m.

Farmers will be introduced to new rules, old rules which still apply, and learn whether or not exemptions are available. Farmers will have the chance to ask those farm trucking questions that everyone seems to have an opinion about, but no one can agree on an answer.

Trucking laws have been reshaped in recent years with more changes yet to come. Rules recently affected include: farmer exemptions, Harvest Season permit, Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs), waivers for insulin-related diabetic drivers, a new class “C” license plate, Covered Farm Vehicle options for small trucks, and the UCR payment schedule and fees for 2019.

Presenting the seminar will be Kevin Rund and Kirby Wagner who specialize in farm transportation issues for the Illinois Farm Bureau. And they’ll provide take-home materials covering these topics.

The seminar and a pizza buffet are free to Farm Bureau members courtesy of the sponsoring County Farm Bureaus, but advance registration is required. For reservations, please call 815-338-1520 or email mcfbmgr@att.net.