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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.

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.

April 16, 2014

Carrier Sues Illinois Over Rolling Stock Tax Exemption

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.

February 10, 2014

Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge Opens to Traffic

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.

February 6, 2014

Illinois Trucking Association Asks IDOT to Reduce Speed Limits

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.

January 10, 2014

More States Issue Emergency Fuel Hauling Waivers

While record-setting cold weather has let up across many affected portions of the United States, the number of waivers to trucking rules issued by states continues growing.

January 2, 2014

70 MPH Speed Limit Taking Effect in Illinois

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.

December 30, 2013

Some Illinois Highways See Increases in Speed Limit to 70 mph

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.

December 8, 2013

Road Work Continues, Load Width Reduced on I-24 Ohio River Bridge

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.

October 22, 2013

Illiana Corridor Highway Closer to Reality

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.

September 26, 2013

Rush Enterprises Buying Dealership Groups in Illinois and Indiana

Texas-based Rush Enterprises, which operates the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in North America, is expanding in the Midwest with the aquisition of several dealerships in Illinois and Indiana.

September 22, 2013

Lane Restrictions on I-24 Ohio River Bridge at Paducah-Metropolis

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert drivers traveling I-24, East and Westbound in Massac County of upcoming lane reductions on the Ohio River Bridge at Paducah-Metropolis.

September 18, 2013

Illinois DOT Establishes State Freight Advisory Council

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.

September 16, 2013

M&K Expands in Chicago Area

M&K Quality Truck Sales has expanded its presence in the Chicago area, opening a parts sales operation in Melrose Park. Serving customers in the west and northwest Chicago suburbs, M & K Melrose Park becomes the company’s fourth location in the area, and ninth facility overall.

September 3, 2013

Trucking Tops List of Toll Road Scofflaws

The Illinois Tollway has posting a list of toll scofflaws on its website following Gov. Pat Quinn signing legislation allowing the tollway authority to publish the names of toll violators owing $1,000 or more.

September 3, 2013

Section of I-64 to Close Later This Month

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced eastbound I-64 will be closed for approximately 9 days later this month, weather permitting, from the I-55/70/64 split to 18th Street in East St. Louis.

August 28, 2013

Calling All To Join The Truck Convoy For Special Olympics Illinois

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.

August 19, 2013

Illinois Top Speed Limit to Increase to 70

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed legislation increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 mph on rural four-lane highways and to lower the limit by five mph for excessive speeding, effective January 1, 2014.

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