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White County Farm Bureau “On the Road” program scheduled for March 9

The White County Farm Bureau is hosting an “On the Road” seminar, focusing on trucking laws for farmers—both new and well-worn.  It’ll take a special look at the latest “Covered Farm Vehicle” exemptions and you’ll have the chance to ask those trucking questions that you can’t seem to find the answers for anywhere else.

A lot of laws have changed in the past 18 months!  In fact, just in mid-July the Governor signed legislation adding a new exemption from the CDL.  Prior 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, too, 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 Bureaufor more than 30 years.  And you’ll receive take-home materials covering these topics.

The program will be held at the White County Farm Bureau office in Carmi on Wednesday, March 9 at 12:00 p.m.  Lunch will be served.  The program is free, compliments of the White County Farm Bureau.  Pre-registration is requested.  Contact the White County Farm Bureau at 618-385-8512 to register.