October 29, 2014 - Industry News
Hot Line Freight System is opening two new terminals in Ohio and Illinois will expand shipping opportunities for the surrounding areas bringing less-than-truckload service to the Midwest.
Tags: Ohio, Illinois, LTL, Freight Volume
September 4, 2014 - Industry News
Illinois, and more specifically, the Chicago area, just won’t turn loose of its reputation for being one of the truck cargo theft crime capitals in the U.S., according to a new report.
Tags: Illinois, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Security, Chicago
May 8, 2014 - Industry News
The Illinois and Indiana departments of transportation, along with the Indiana Finance Authority, have signed an agreement to build the proposed Illiana Corridor.
Tags: Tolls, Illinois, Indiana, Highways, Highway Construction
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
A trucking company has filed a lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Revenue over it disallowing the states rolling stock sales tax exemption on one of its pieces of equipment.
Tags: Taxes, Illinois, Fleets, Litigation
February 10, 2014 - Industry News
This past weekend marked the official opening of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge. The monumental $695 million bridge provides a different way for millions of drivers to cross the Mississippi River between Illinois and Missouri.
Tags: Missouri, Illinois, I-70, I-55, Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge
February 6, 2014 - Industry News
The Illinois Trucking Association is calling on the Illinois Department of Transportation to reduce speed limits for automobiles in the state where the department has created a 15 mph differential between car speed limits and truck speed limits.
Tags: Illinois, Speed Limits, Illinois Trucking Assocation
January 2, 2014 - Industry News
The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway have announced the locations where Interstate speed limits will increase from 65 to 70 miles-per-hour following a new law that took effect the first of 2014.
Tags: Illinois, Speed Limits
December 30, 2013 - Industry News
The Illinois Department of Transportation released a map which highlights those portions of the Illinois interstate highways with the increased 70 mph speed limit, effective Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Tags: Speed limit, Illinois
December 8, 2013 - Industry News
Work will continue on the I-24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah, Ky., and Metropolis, Ill., into mid-January, and the maximum load width will be reduced.
Tags: Ohio, Illinois, Highways, I-24
October 22, 2013 - Industry News
A long-sought east-west toll road south of Chicago is closer to reality following approval last week by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's MPO Policy Committee, which means the DOT can go after funding for the Illiana Corridor project.
Tags: Illinois, Indiana, Illiana, Highways, Road Construction
September 18, 2013 - Industry News
The Illinois Department of Transportation has established the Illinois State Freight Advisory Council to provide a standing forum for coordination of freight multimodal planning in Illinois.
Tags: Illinois, Multimodal
August 28, 2013 - Industry News
Law enforcement and truckers throughout the United States and Canada will join forces once again this fall for the World's Largest Truck Convoy to benefit Special Olympics. Truckers throughout Illinois are invited to join the annual Illinois convoy on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Tinley Park.
Tags: Illinois, Events, Special Olympics Illinois
November 28, 2012 - Industry News
The 2013 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show will be held Feb. 1-2 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill.
Tags: Events, Illinois
November 27, 2012 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared Illinois-based C&D Transportation Inc. an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered the interstate motor carrier to immediately shut down its operations, after numerous violations involving drivers without CDLs, drivers who couldn't speak English, hours of service and other serious incidents
Tags: Fleets, FMCSA, CDL, Illinois
The City of Chicago will launch an incentive program to encourage private and public fleets to convert their diesel trucks to electric operations. The Chicago program will be the first program in the nation based on the size of the battery being placed in the vehicle, according to city officials
Tags: Fuel and Oil, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Illinois, Chicago
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