Motor Vehicle Rules for Illinois Farmers
Many of the questions that come into the Farm Bureau offices relate to rules and regulations related to farm trucking.
Trucking regulations can be complicated, and farm exemptions compound that problem. Seems everyone has a different answer to your question. Come join us at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8th at Stephenson County Farm Bureau office at 210 W Spring Street in Freeport to find out what you need to know.
We’re hosting a two-hour seminar that focuses on trucking laws—old and new—specifically for farmers. We’ll introduce you to new rules, remind you of the old ones that still apply and help you to figure out whether exemptions are available.
Throughout it all, you'll 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 is free courtesy of your Stephenson, Jo Daviess and Carroll County and Illinois Farm Bureaus®, but advance registration is requested. Please call 815 232-3186 to reserve your place at the On-the-Road Seminar. Farm Bureau members from any county are welcome and you do not need to be a Farm Bureau member to attend. Registration is requested so that the IFB will have enough hand-outs for all attendees.