News & Updates

On The Road Seminar
February 1, 2016 by: Lesley Gooding




Trucking regulations got you scratching your head?  Hearing conflicting explanations?


To sort truth from conjecture and fact from rumor come join us at 6:30p.m. on Thursday, February 25th  at the Champaign County Farm Bureau Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Dr. Champaign, IL.


Champaign County Farm Bureau and Vermillion County Farm Bureau are hosting this two-hour seminar that focuses on trucking laws for farmers—both new and well-worn.  It’ll take a special look at the latest “Covered Farm Vehicle” exemptions and you'll have the chance to ask those trucking questions that you can’t seem to find the answers for anywhere else.


A lot of laws have changed in the past 18 months!  In fact, just in mid-July the Governor signed legislation adding a new exemption from the CDL.  Prior to that we’ve seen changes to regulations regarding:  the medical card, hours of service limitations, equipment inspection requirements, ATV operation, mobile phone use, out-of-state CDL use, post-trip inspections, and more.


We’ll cover those recent changes and some of the more-established but still misunderstood rules, too, 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 30 years.  And you’ll receive take-home materials covering these topics.


The seminar is free courtesy of your county and state Farm Bureaus®, but advance registration is requested.  Please call (217) 352-5235 to reserve your place at the On-the-Road Seminar.


Come join us and get your trucking questions answered.