October 16, 2014 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Tolls, Illinois Tollway, Illinois
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: Security, Illinois, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch, Chicago
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
January 10, 2014 - Industry News
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
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 26, 2013 - Industry News
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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 - Industry News
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
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