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Trucking regulations can be complicated, and farm exemptions compound that complexity. Seems everyone has a different answer to your question.

Come join us at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Arcola Community Center, 107 W. Main St., to find out what you need to know.

We’re hosting a two-hour seminar that focuses on trucking laws — old and new — specifically for farmers. We’ll use a new format this year to remind you of rules that apply and help you identify means of relief. And a new segment will use your real-life examples to illustrate how regulations affect farmers.

Throughout it all, you'll have the chance to ask those farm trucking questions that everyone seems to have an opinion about, but no one can agree on an answer.

Trucking laws have been reshaped in recent years with more changes yet to come. Rules recently affected include: farmer exemptions, harvest season permit, electronic logging devices (ELDs), waivers for insulin-related diabetic drivers, a new class “C” license plate, covered farm vehicle options for small trucks, and the UCR payment schedule and fees for 2019.

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Presenting the seminar will be Kevin Rund and Kirby Wagner who specialize in farm transportation issues for the Illinois Farm Bureau. 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 the Coles County Farm Bureau: 217-345-3276, Douglas County Farm Bureau at 217-253-4442 or the Moultrie County Farm Bureau at 217-728-4214 to reserve your place at the On-the-Road Seminar.

Come join us and get your farm trucking questions answered.

Scholarship Reminder: The CCFB Foundation has scholarships available. The deadline is March 18th. For more information, please contact the office at 345-3276.

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