Hauling grain and livestock over the roads can raise questions about state and federal transportation regulations. The Ohio Farm Bureau legal team has created the Farmer’s Guide to Trucking Regulations as a free resource for members.

Updated in 2023!

The guide includes a farm driver checklist, overview of both state and federal regulations and exemptions, details on CDL qualifications, details on inspections, load regulations, hazardous materials, emergency response information and more. In this second edition, find updates related to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Transportation Act (MAP-21), including federal exemptions that apply to “covered farm vehicles.” There is also an updated and broader discussion of the transportation of hazardous materials.

Guide download for Ohio Farm Bureau members

Log in to download a PDF of the complete guide. After you log in, please return to this page and scroll down to the bottom to find the pdf link. The link will appear on the page below the sample chapter form.

The form below is just for a free sample chapter.

Sample chapter

Please complete the form to access the first chapter of the guide, a Farm Driver Checklist. Membership in Farm Bureau is not required to download the first chapter.


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