Motor Vehicle Rules for Illinois Farmers 

Illinois Farm Bureau® maintains this publication to keep Illinois farmers informed on transportation regulations that could affect their business.

The booklet covers farmer exemptions to Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, size and weight limits, license plates and more. Make sure your farm vehicles are in compliance when you hit the road.  See more. 

The Blue Sheet
FVD & CFV Exemptions
Driver Qualifications & the FVD
Driver Qualifications & the CFV
CFV Designation Application with Form
DOT Physical Certification
USDOT Number & the UCR
Hours of Service
Size & Weight Limits
Harvest Season Permit
Licensing Farm Trucks
Wide Loads of Farm Equipment
Supervisor & Driver Training (Drug and Alcohol Screening Program)
Implements of Husbandry
SMV Emblem
ATV Use on Public Roads
Appendix (Drivers License Types & Classifications)

Lock Closures on the Illinois River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to close six locks on the Illinois River for maintenance in 2020. Illinois Farm Bureau hosted informational meetings to discuss timelines, transportation, and impacts to the market.

Members can watch a recording of the first meeting by logging into MyIFB here.



Read the latest below:


Seminars scheduled to update IFB members on transportation regulations
River closure shouldn't affect 2020 fertilizer decisions
Illinois River closure plan on schedule
Short crop, export slowdown could take pressure off river closure
GROWMARK to stockpile fertilizer prior to Illinois River closure
Analyst: River closure shouldn't devastate basis level
Corps of Engineers looks to minimize impact of river closure