CDL Safety session

CDL Safety sessionIn the heartland of America, where farming is a way of life, the safety and efficiency of transporting farm equipment and agricultural commodities are paramount. The Adams, Brown, Clermont and Highland County Farm Bureaus organized a CDL Informational Session July 17 at Southern State Community College. Expert speakers shared their knowledge and insights with those in attendance. The event aimed to equip local farmers with insights into transporting equipment and commodities while adhering to both state and federal regulations. 

Speakers included Anna Hall Stroud with Paul Hall & Associates (pictured above), Sgt. James D. Cress of the Ohio State Patrol, and Rich McCollister, a Motor Carrier Enforcement Inspector. Cress, a family farmer himself, highlighted the specific requirements and regulations related to transporting farm equipment and agricultural commodities, providing attendees with essential knowledge that is crucial for the smooth and secure operation of their farms.

McCollister emphasized the importance of adhering to weight restrictions, conducting regular vehicle inspections, and maintaining accurate records to ensure compliance with federal regulations. Each of these officers are committed to ensuring the safety of our agricultural community drivers and other road users. We greatly value their ability to convey these complex topics in a clear and concise manner.

Paul Hall & Associates insurance agent, Anna Hall Stroud, discussed the role of insurance in safeguarding farming operations. As a local expert in the insurance industry, Stroud has a keen understanding of the unique needs of farmers and agricultural businesses. Attendees left the session equipped with a better understanding of how to protect their livelihoods. 

The session concluded with an interactive Q&A session that provided attendees with clarity on complex topics, leaving them better informed and empowered. The CDL Informational Session was a resounding success and as we continue to prioritize safety and efficiency in agriculture, we look forward to future information sessions.

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