Rules for the Road

Illinois Farm Bureau® maintains this publication to keep Illinois farmers informed on transportation regulations that could affect their business.

The booklet covers farmer exemptions to Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, size and weight limits, license plates and more. Make sure your farm vehicles are in compliance when you hit the road. See more. 

Resource Guide
ATVs on Public Roads
Covered Farm Vehicle Exemptions
Driver's License Types and Classifications

Drug and Alcohol Screening Program (DASP)

Farm Vehicle Driver Exemption
Hours of Service
Implements of Husbandry
Licensing Farm Trucks
Medical Card
New Laws
Size and Weight Limits
USDOT Number and the UCR
Wide Loads of Farm Equipment




Lock Closures on the Illinois River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to close six locks on the Illinois River for maintenance in 2020. Illinois Farm Bureau hosted informational meetings to discuss timelines, transportation, and impacts to the market.

Members can watch a recording of the first meeting by logging into MyIFB here.



Read the latest below:


Illinois River lock repairs delayed

‘Much needed’ work underway on locks and dams along Illinois River

Corps set to begin Illinois River lock, dam work
Lock and dam work still on schedule despite current high water
Illinois River lock, dam upgrades still on for July
Lock and dam work still on schedule
Seminars scheduled to update IFB members on transportation regulations
River closure shouldn't affect 2020 fertilizer decisions
Illinois River closure plan on schedule
Short crop, export slowdown could take pressure off river closure
GROWMARK to stockpile fertilizer prior to Illinois River closure
Analyst: River closure shouldn't devastate basis level
Corps of Engineers looks to minimize impact of river closure