FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) recently released its 2012 Farm Vehicle Regulations quick-reference guide and has made it available for download at kyfb.com/federation.The updated booklet is designed to help KFB’s members better understand and navigate the new statutes and regulations associated with farm vehicle transportation. The 17-page guide highlights state and federal guidelines, regulations, exemptions, registration fee schedules and various other pieces of information needed when operating farm vehicles or implements on Kentucky’s highways. “Farm vehicle transportation — and the regulations imposed on those activities — is very important to our members, but it can be confusing if someone is not familiar with the state laws,” said Bryan Alvey, KFB’s Director of Local Affairs and Policy Development. “This revised booklet is especially important because the legislative and administrative regulation changes over the last two years were both significant and numerous. Fortunately, all of the changes have been positive for farm vehicle operators.”
These positive changes were the result of KFB working closely with the Kentucky General Assembly, Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “Our policy on farm vehicle transportation was adopted by our delegate body and then established by our board as a priority issue for the organization,” said Alvey. “We’re proud to say that we struck a good balance on positive regulation changes for farm vehicle transportation while also maintaining a steady emphasis on safety.”Kentucky Farm Bureau’s policy on farm vehicle transportation supports legislation that clearly defines the rights of farmers to transport their products to market and move their equipment by the most economically feasible method.
To download a free copy of the 2012 Farm Vehicle Regulations reference guide, or learn more about how Kentucky Farm Bureau is serving as “The Voice of Kentucky Agriculture,” visit kyfb.com/federation.