County Farm Bureaus planning transportation rule seminars

Sessions throughout the state in March will cover new trucking regulations that could impact farmers.

County Farm Bureaus across Illinois are hosting transportation regulation workshops through March.

Each two-hour seminar will focus on laws and regulations that impact farmers. The workshops are free, but advance registration is required.

Topics will include an introduction to new regulations, such as waivers for insulin-related diabetic drivers, a new class “C” license plate, Covered Farm Vehicle options for small trucks, and the Unified Carrier Registration payment schedule and fees for 2019.

Participants will hear explanations on well-established farm exemptions and how to qualify, the Harvest Season permit, Electronic Logging Devices and other rules that are often confusing.

Kevin Rund and Kirby Wagner, Illinois Farm Bureau transportation specialists, will speak and provide resource materials.

March workshops include:

- March 4, 7 p.m., Kaskaskia College Ag Building, Centralia;

- March 5, noon, M & M FS, Carlinville;

- March 7, 6 p.m., University of Illinois Extension Christian County, Taylorville;

- March 18, 9 a.m., Ogle County Farm Bureau, Oregon;

- March 26, 6:30 p.m., Will County Farm Bureau, Joliet; and

- March 28, 10 a.m., Arcola Center, Arcola.

To register, contact your county Farm Bureau or the hosting county Farm Bureau.