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.
Tags: Illinois, Speed Limits
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
July 17, 2013 - Industry News
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
June 19, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: safety, Medium-Duty Trucks, Fleet Safety Conference, Illinois, Events, Light & Medium
June 18, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Detours
May 22, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Speed limit, Illinois, Legislation
April 21, 2013 - Industry News
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.
Tags: Illinois, Kentucky, Highways, U.S. 51, U.S. 60, U.S. 62
February 14, 2013 - Industry News
CIT Kenworth Chicago has opened a full-service dealership in a new state-of-the-art facility in Mokena, Ill.
Tags: Kenworth, Illinois, Dealers
November 29, 2012 - Industry News
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
Tags: Industry, Smith, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Illinois
November 28, 2012 - Industry News
The 2013 Mid-West Truck & Trailer Show will be held Feb. 1-2 at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Ill.
Tags: Events, Illinois
November 27, 2012 - Industry News
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
Tags: Fleets, FMCSA, CDL, Illinois
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
Tags: Fuel and Oil, Battery-Electric Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Illinois, Chicago
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