Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Transporting Farm Commodities

Farmers please be aware that we are now in the month of February and we remind you that the Frost Law applies during the months of February and March.

Frost laws are seasonal restrictions on traffic weight limits and speeds on roadways subject to thaw weakening.

In Ohio, a farm truck or farm machinery transporting farm commodities, from the place of production to the first point of delivery where the commodities are weighed and title to the commodities is transferred may exceed by no more than seven and one-half per cent the weight provisions of the revised code and no penalty prescribed in section 5577.99 of the revised code shall be imposed.

Therefore, this is a reminder that you do not have the allowance of the extra 7.5% during the months of February and March.

The overweight allowance does not apply to a highway that is part of the interstate system or a highway, road, or bridge that is subject to reduced maximum weights.

For more information, visit the Darke County OSU Extension web site at www.darke.osu.edu, the OSU Extension Darke County Facebook page or contact Sam Custer, at 937.548.5215.

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