House Bill 1377, sponsored by Rep. Michael Zalewski (D-Summit) and Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago), requires local units of government to report their designated truck route network or lack of truck routes to the Illinois Department of Transportation. The information will then be posted online at www.dot.il.us.
The law will help drivers choose safe and efficient routes. Because GPS for passenger cars does not contain the correct data required by truck drivers, the law instructs the Secretary of State to create a brochure illustrating distinctions between different types of GPS devices, and make the brochure available at all SOS facilities where an applicant may obtain or renew a commercial driver's license.
The law goes into effect Jan. 1.
Read Oliver Patton's coverage of the issuehere.