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On-the-Road Seminar: Motor Vehicle Regulations for Illinois Farmers

03/23/2017 @ 4:15 pm | By LINDA TOBIAS

Trucking regulations are complicated, and farm exemptions compound that complexity.  Seems everyone has a different answer to your question.  We have worked with our friends at Will County Farm Bureau for members to attend a session to sort truth from conjecture and fact from rumor. Come join us at 6:00 pm at Will County Farm Bureau, 100 Manhatten Road in Joliet on March 30, 2017.


The program is a two-hour seminar that focuses on trucking laws—both new and well-worn—specifically for farmers.  We’ll take a special look at the latest rules and you'll have the chance to ask those farm trucking questions for which for which answers are so elusive.


Laws have been reshaped in the past 24 months with more changes scheduled for 2017!  Rules recently affected include:  the medical card, equipment inspection requirements, out-of-state CDL use, the USDOT Number, post-trip inspections, and something called the URS.  New for 2017 is the MSCR‑1, Process Agents and Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs).

We’ll cover these and some of the more-established—but still misunderstood—rules 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 Bureau® for more than 35 years.  And you’ll receive take-home materials covering these topics.


The seminar is free courtesy of Will and Cook County FBs and Illinois Farm Bureau®, but advance registration is requested. There will be snacks available but no meal. Please call 708-354-3276 to reserve your place at the On-the-Road Seminar.

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