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Farm Bureau hosting 'Rules of the Road' series
BLOOMINGTON - A series of Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) transportation meetings will focus on trucking rules and regulations specifically for farmers. The IFB Rules for the Road Program will provide information and updates on trucking and transportation issues in coordination with enforcement agencies.

The nearest meeting for Lawrence County residents will take place at 8 a.m. Wednesday, at the farm of Ed Timberlake, 4459 Highway 15, in Mt. Carmel.

"Trucking regulations can be complicated, and farm exemptions can compound that confusion," said Kirby Wagner, assistant director of transportation and infrastructure, IFB. "We know farmers have questions. This program will introduce farmers to new rules, remind them of the current ones that still apply and help them figure out whether exemptions are available."

In addition to the eight-meeting series, the IFB Rules for the Road Program will offer farmers other methods to get their up-to-date trucking information, such as print and digital program booklets, web content, conference presentations, video and radio segments, online streaming and other resources.

"We believe this updated approach will allow for more impactful sharing of information and coordination with agencies that members encounter while on the road," said Wagner.

Representatives from enforcement agencies such as the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police will be present at meetings to discuss the rules and issues they see most often from farmers.


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