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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.

July 22, 2013

States Setting Higher Speed Limits

Five state legislatures voted this year to raise speed limits on some divided highways in their states. They’re following the lead of Texas, which last year bumped the speed limit on one stretch to 85 mph, the highest in the nation.

July 17, 2013

FMCSA Takes Action Against Three Chicago-Area Moving Companies

Three Chicago-area household goods moving companies have had their interstate operating authority revoked or suspended due to serious violations of safety and commercial regulations. In addition, all three companies were assessed civil penalties, announced the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

June 19, 2013

Fleet Safety Conference Revamps Medium-Duty Truck Safety Panel

In light of recent reports from the American Transportation Research Institute and the National Transportation Safety Board that raise questions about the safety of medium-duty trucks, new panelists have been added to a session on medium-duty truck safety at the Fleet Safety Conference next week in Schaumburg, Ill.

June 18, 2013

Detour Likely Next Month for Key Link Serving Kentucky, Illinois and Missouri

Work on the U.S. 51 Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Illinois will begin sometime after July 7 according to the Kentucky DOT. The nature of the work will limit the bridge to a 7-foot maximum load width, which excludes all but passenger vehicles from the crossing for about 60 days.

May 22, 2013

Illinois Lawmakers Approve Speed Limit Increase, Uncertain if Governor Will Sign

Illinois lawmakers have given final approval to legislation increasing the speed limit along rural interstate sections to 70 mph, but it's not certain whether the governor will sign it into law.

April 21, 2013

Work on US 51 Ohio River Bridge to Restrict Truck Traffic This Summer

Trucks will have to be rerouted from the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., for approximately 70 days beginning in June, turning a 6-mile trip from Wickliffe to Cairo into a 80-mile detour.

February 14, 2013

CIT Kenworth Chicago Opens Full-Service Facility in Mokena

CIT Kenworth Chicago has opened a full-service dealership in a new state-of-the-art facility in Mokena, Ill.

November 29, 2012

Smith Electric to Open Manufacturing Facility in Chicago

Smith Electric Vehicles announced that it will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, after Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a voucher system created to accelerate the conversion from diesel to all-electric commercial vehicles

November 28, 2012

2013 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show Set for Feb. 1-2

The 2013 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show will be held Feb. 1-2 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill.

November 27, 2012

DOT Shuts Down C&D Transportation

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

November 27, 2012

Chicago to Offer Incentives to Convert Fleets to Electric Power

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

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