Illinois Farm Bureau will host virtual Rules for the Road transportation seminars for members in February and March.

Rodney Knittel, IFB assistant director of transportation and infrastructure, along with enforcement professionals from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police, will discuss new and old trucking rules and regulations, and how they pertain specifically to farmers.

“These live, online seminars provide farmers a great opportunity to ask their transportation questions firsthand for discussion and feedback with enforcement officials,” said Knittel. “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.”

Online meeting dates will be available based on a county’s regional location.

  • Regions 3 & 4: Counties in the southern half of the state will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23 and 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25.
  • Regions 1 & 2: Counties in the northern half of the state will meet at 9:30 a.m. March 2 and at 6:30 p.m. March 4.
Rules for the Road seminars scheduled

Preregistration is required. Farmers may register with their county Farm Bureau, with registration open until the day before each free event.

Participants in Regions 3 & 4 who register before Feb. 15 and participants in Regions 1 & 2 who register before Feb. 22 will receive a new Illinois Rules for the Road handbook before the meeting.

For more information, contact your county Farm Bureau or Rodney Knittel at 309-557-3662 or rknittel@ilfb.org.