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NEW FARM-SEMI DRIVER’S LICENSE ADDS FLEXIBILITY

A new driver’s license was available Friday for Illinois farmers. The J51 is a non-CDL for farmers and their employees to operate farm-plated semi-trucks under the Cover Farm Vehicle exemption. The new license offers three improvements over the previous exempted farm license, the J50. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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TRUCK DRIVERS MUST ELECTRONICALLY RECORD HOURS

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released a rule yesterday that requires an estimated 3 million commercial truck and bus drivers to electronically record their hours behind the wheel in an effort to prevent fatigue. Drivers had been required to keep paper logs, but investigators and safety advocates have long complained that it’s easy to… read more

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