Workshop on semi-truck farm safety

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A one day workshop on farm semi-truck safety will be offered Dec. 21 in Collins and Dec. 22 in Shelby, and Jan. 4 in Havre.

All sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Steven Don, MSU-Northern Assistant Professor, Diesel/Automotive/Ag. Mechanics, and Merlin Frydenlund, Motor Carrier Enforcement Officer, Montana Department of Transportation, discussing truck safety and air brakes.

Frydenlund will start the morning session with a presentation on overall truck safety in the form of a walk-through truck inspection.  He will also discuss transportation laws related to agriculture trucking.  Don will follow with a discussion on the air system and air brake adjustments.

The program in Collins will be held at the Mountain View Warehouse.  The workshop in Shelby will be held at the Toole County Ambulance Shed.  The program in Havre is part of Cabin Fever and will be held at MSU-Northern.  A catered lunch will be provided at the Shelby and Collins locations.

The cost of the workshop is $30 to cover the cost of the speakers and workshop materials. Pre-registration is required. This program is sponsored by the PONDERA, Hill and Toole County Extension Offices. Please pre-register with the Pondera County Extension Office at 271-4054 or the Toole County Extension Office at 424-8350 by Dec. 19. Pre-register for the Havre program by calling the Hill County Extension office at 265-5481.

The Extension Service is an ADA/EO/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer and Provider of Educational Outreach.  If you require accommodation for a disability to participate, please notify the Hill, Pondera or Toole County Extension offices.