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September 4, 2014 - Industry News

Report Highlights Problem of Illinois Truck Cargo Thefts

New report says Chicago remains a hot spot for cargo thefts in Illinois.

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: Security, Illinois, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Chicago

August 13, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Hours of Service, Illinois, I-55

August 12, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Illinois, Speed Limits, Illinois Trucking Assocation

August 8, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Accidents, FMCSA, Hours of Service, Illinois, Operating Authority

July 28, 2014 - Industry News

Vocational School Expands Partnership with Daimler Trucks North America

Photo of the UTI campus in Lisle, Ill. Photo courtesy of UTI.

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

Tags: Training, Illinois, Technicians, Daimler Trucks North America

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Tolls, Illinois, Indiana, Highways, Highway Construction

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Regulations, Hours of Service, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, Enforcement, CSA, Illinois

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Taxes, Illinois, Fleets, Litigation

February 10, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Missouri, Illinois, I-70, I-55, Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Illinois, Speed Limits, Illinois Trucking Assocation

January 10, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Minnesota, Regulations, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Kansas, Maine, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Vermont, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Safety and Compliance, FMCSA, New York

January 2, 2014 - Industry News

70 MPH Speed Limit Taking Effect in Illinois

Photo: Evan Lockridge

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

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.

Tags: Speed limit, Illinois

December 8, 2013 - Industry News

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

Photo by Daniel Schwen via Wikimedia Commons.

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

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.

Tags: Illinois, Indiana, Illiana, Highways, Road Construction

September 26, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Illinois, Rush Enterprises, Indiana, Dealers

September 22, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Ohio, Illinois, Road Construction

September 18, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Illinois, Multimodal

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Illinois, Dealers, Expansion, M&K

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Tolls, Illinois Tollway, Illinois, Fleets

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Illinois, Road Construction, I-64, Interstate 64

August 28, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Illinois, Events, Special Olympics Illinois

August 19, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Illinois, Speed Limits

July 22, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Speed Limits, Texas, Ohio, Maine, Utah, Illinois, New Hampshire

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FMCSA, Moving Fraud Task Force, Household Goods Movers, Illinois

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