Changes to seasonal CDL program will help Illinois ag retailers retain truckers

Changes to seasonal CDL program will help Illinois ag retailers retain truckers

Illinois ag retailers and farmers will benefit from recent changes to Restricted Class B CDL program requirements.

KJ Johnson, President of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association tells Brownfield this is the license many seasonal ag workers use.

“As an ag retailer you must have a HAZMAT license to pull ammonia, unless you have a Class B license. So with this, you can hire somebody today and within a week have them pulling ammonia tanks at an ag retail location.”

He says the updates expand the validation of licenses from 180 days to 210 days and will exempt applicants from the Entry Level Driver Training implemented earlier this year.

    

View Full Story

Share:

The Latest

Corn up modestly, soybeans close firm

Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying, finding some support near the recent lows. Soybeans continue to monitor

2023 poultry production tops 2022

U.S. poultry production in 2023 was 52.58 billion pounds, an increase of 439.663 million pounds from 2022. The USDA says most