Rules for the Road Trucking Seminar

Posted: January 19, 2022

Illinois Farm Bureau will host a series of two-hour trucking seminars focusing on transportation laws and regulations as they pertain to the agricultural industry.

The closest seminar to the DeKalb County area is being held in Harvard.

McHenry County Farm Bureau will host the session on Tuesday, March 8 at 10 a.m. at the Moose Lodge 22500 IL-173, Harvard.

“There are some trucking laws that have been reshaped in recent years, such as the Entry Level Driver Training Requirement that goes into effect on Feb. 7,” said Rodney Knittel, IFB assistant director of transportation and infrastructure.

“These presentations are designed to take a closer look at these latest rules and provide an opportunity for farmers to ask those ag-related trucking questions that they can’t seem to find clear answers for.”

The Rules for the Road Seminar will cover recent changes and some of the more established but still misunderstood rules, such as the USDOT Number, UCR registrations and driver’s license classifications, to name a few.

Knittel specializes in farm transportation issues and will lead the seminar series, and he will be joined by Illinois enforcement agencies.

Rules for the Road seminars are open to all Illinois Farm Bureau members. Attendance is free, courtesy of the county Farm Bureau and Illinois Farm Bureau, but advance registration is requested. Lunch will be provided.

Please call the DeKalb County Farm Bureau to reserve your place at the Rules for the Road Seminar by March 1, 815-756-6361. DeKalb County Farm Bureau will cover member expenses for attending.

Other in-person Rules for the Road Trucking Seminars are being held in Christian, Champaign, Hamilton, Coles, Henry, Madison and Fulton counties.