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On-the-Road Seminar for farmers is March 18

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

An On-the-Road Seminar will be held on Monday, March 18 at 9 a.m. at Ogle County Farm Bureau Building, Oregon, to find out what local farmers need to know.

The two-hour seminar, hosted by the Ogle County Farm Bureau, focuses on trucking laws—old and new—specifically for farmers.  

Presenters will introduce participants to new rules, remind them of the old ones that still apply and help to figure out whether exemptions are available.

Throughout it all, those attending 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, 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 the county and state Farm Bureaus, but advance registration is requested.  

Call 815-732-2231 or email to reserve a place at the On-the-Road Seminar.