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Webinar Recording: 2018 Transportation Rules for Farmers

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Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm
Speaker: Officer Robert B. Wittkowski, Iowa Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Enforcement

In anticipation of harvest, farmers need the latest information on regulations and exemptions that apply to them as they transport their crops. As part of Iowa Farm Bureau’s Margin Management Series, a live webinar was held on Wednesday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m. Webinar participants received valuable information regarding registrations and licensing of farm vehicles, pre-trip Inspections, cargo securement, vehicle weight, requirements with lights & flashers, and much more. In addition, the webinar included Commercial Vehicle information and rules.

PDF of visuals, please click here.
Iowa Truck Information Guide, please click here.

Recording segment #1, please click here.  Duration 25:49

Recording segment #2, please click here.  Duration 25:13

Question from the webinar with an answer from the speaker:

Q. Can a semi move an implement? 

A. Yes. As long as they stay in the State of Iowa they are ok and get all the exceptions that are offered to implements. If they go across state lines then they lose all exceptions and the implement is no different than any other trailer. If they pull it on the interstate then they would need to obtain an oversize permit for that trip. The person pulling the implement would also need to check the tires on the implement to make sure they are rated for highway speeds.

Contact Ed Kordick, IFBF Commodity Services Manager ( ekordick@ifbf.org) for more information. 



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