Trucking Rules, Farm-to-Market Roads Topics of Aug. 8 Farm Bureau, KDOT Breakfast

Trucking Rules, Farm-to-Market Roads Topics of Aug. 8 Farm Bureau, KDOT Breakfast

An “On-The-Road” seminar and breakfast for Kane County Farm Bureau farmer-members will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Lion’s Park in Elburn.  Pre-registration is required.

Kane County Farm Bureau will host this two-hour seminar with a focus on trucking laws, both new and well-worn, for farmers. Courtesy of KDOT, the meeting will also explain the latest road and bridge postings, alternate routes and KDOT’s Transportation Improvement Plan as it relates to Farm-to-Market roads.

A lot of laws have changed in the past few years, including legislation adding a new exemption from the CDL. Prior to that, there were 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. It will also take a special look at “Covered Farm Vehicle” exemptions, and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Also covered will be the established but misunderstood rules, such as the USDOT Number, UCR registrations and driver’s license classifications.

IFB Transportation Specialists Kevin Rund and Kirby Wagner will present the seminar.  Kane County Division of Transportation staff, including Engineer Nils Jordahl and Chief of Planning and Programming Jackie Forbes, will discuss road and bridge issues.

The seminar and breakfast are free to KCFB farmer members courtesy of Kane County Farm Bureau, but advance registration is required. Cost to attend is $20 for Associate members and non-members.

To reserve your spot, please call KCFB at 630-584-8660.

SOURCE: Kane County Farm Bureau news release