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November 17, 2015

C.H. Robinson Continues Chicago Growth

C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest logistics providers, has signed a seven-year lease for a 235,000-square-foot commercial office building and warehouse in the Chicago area.

August 10, 2015

NGV Maintenance Facility Opens in Illinois

Vehicle maintenance provider Clarke Power Services has relocated its Pontoon Beach, Ill., maintenance facility, which is equipped to handle natural gas vehicles (NGVs), the company announced.

April 29, 2015

A Personalized Approach to Driver Training

Drivers needing CDL training (and the fleets that employ them) in Lincoln, Ill., have a new option in town. Learn more in Deborah Lockridge's "All That's Trucking" blog.

February 11, 2015

I-270 in Illinois to Temporarily Close for Demolition Work

Due to a planned closure on the morning of Feb. 17, drivers using Interstate 270 in North St. Louis County and Madison County, Ill., are being encouraged to consider alternate routes.

January 30, 2015

Closure Scheduled for I-270 Tuesday

I-270 in the St. Louis area in Illinois will be closed in both directions for two hours on Tuesday, February 3, to demolish a bridge that previously carried I-270 traffic just north of the city.

January 27, 2015

Trucks Forced to Take Longer Route to Access Major Intermodal Terminal

There will be a new delay starting Wednesday for trucking companies serving the one major intermodal facility southwest of Chicago.

December 19, 2014

Love’s Opens New Locations in Pennsylvania and Illinois

Love’s Travel Stops opened two new truck stops in Londonderry Township, Penn., and Hamel, Ill. Combined, the two openings create nearly 170 new truck parking spaces.

December 3, 2014

Truck/Car Speed Limit Differential to Drop in Some Parts of Illinois

The Illinois Trucking Association has been successful in getting the speed limit differential between cars and trucks reduced in some rural areas near Chicago, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

November 19, 2014

Higher Fees Coming to Illinois Tollway Authority Routes

The phased-in toll rate increase, approved in 2008, will be the first for commercial trucks and trailers since 2005, according to the authority.

October 29, 2014

Hot Line Freight Opens Midwest LTL Terminals

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.

October 28, 2014

Des Plaines Gets New Ozinga CNG Station

Ozinga Energy's new Des Plaines CNG filling station brings to four the number of public CNG sites it operates in the Chicago area.

October 16, 2014

Higher Trucking Tolls Likely Coming to Illinois Tollway Authority Routes

A big hike in truck tolls is likely in store for any of the routes managed by the Illinois Tollway Authority, based on a tentative budget that would increase spending for next year.

September 4, 2014

Report Highlights Problem of Illinois Truck Cargo Thefts

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.

August 13, 2014

Truck Driver In I-55 Crash Pleads Not Guilty

A truck driver has pleaded not guilty to charges of falsifying his logbooks and failure to maintain proper records resulting from a fatal July crash on I-55 near Chicago, but reckless homicide charges are still possible in the crash that killed five.

August 12, 2014

Illinois Governor Vetoes Speed Differential Bill

Illinois' governor has vetoed a bill that would reduce speed differentials between cars and trucks in rural areas near Chicago from 15 mph back down to the previous 10 mph difference.

August 8, 2014

FMCSA Suspends Authority of Company for Not Allowing Access to Records

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the operating authority of a single-truck motor carrier after it refused to provide access to company records for an investigation following a highly publicized fatal crash in the Chicago area.

July 29, 2014

Chicago Truck Crash Triggers Scrutiny of Logbooks, Coercion

A Chicago-area truck crash that killed four has led to local attention to federal hours-of-service rules, the mandatory electronic logs proposal, and federal efforts to address coercion of drivers to break the law. Deborah Lockridge has more in her On the Road blog.

July 28, 2014

Vocational School Expands Partnership with Daimler Trucks North America

Universal Technical Institute expands DTNA-specific training program in Midwest due to the growing demand for qualified diesel technicians.

May 8, 2014

Agreement Signed to Build Illiana Expressway

The Illinois and Indiana departments of transportation, along with the Indiana Finance Authority, have signed an agreement to build the proposed Illiana Corridor.

April 17, 2014

Judge Overrules FMCSA Shutdown Order of Illinois Trucking Company

Just over two weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ordered an Illinois-based trucking company to shut down all interstate movements, a federal judge on Wednesday ruled it can return to the roadway.



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