New federal requirements begin this week for commercial drivers license (CDL) holders. The change could have a major impact on grain and livestock hauling or picking up equipment more than 150 miles from your farm. Additionally, obtaining a CDL will require more training for anyone seeking a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time, upgrading an existing Class B to Class A or if they’re obtaining a first-time school bus, passenger or hazardous materials endorsement.

A North Dakota company that helps trucking companies and drivers navigate rules and regulations of the road says the new rules come at an unfortunate time when there’s already a shortage of CDL drivers. The classes will also be costly, ranging form $2,500 to $8,500 depending on the trainer.

Read more on updated rules and regulations impacting truckers here.