Illinois DOT suspends HOS rules for petroleum haulers

| February 02, 2011

Petroleum haulers are exempt from Illinois’ hours of service regulations until 11:59 p.m. Feb. 7, or until bad weather has subsided, the Illinois Department of Transportation said Monday. The lift was declared due to increased fuel demands as a result of severe weather in the Midwest. An extension is possible, if conditions exists, IDOT says.

  • Dave Ritter

    Just remember DRIVERS, that when you clear the state of Illinois or the bad weather boundries your back on the clock! Thank you goes out the IDOT for their courtesies extended. Good Luck Drivers and BE SAFE! Don’t take any chances for anyone!

  • Debbie Johnson

    I am looking for some direction re: fuel surcharge this year. I do local dump/tractor-trailer hauls, but between providing health insurance and paying for fuel, it’s not much of a money making profession. Do youknow any info on fuel surcharge. Am not familiar with how to figure it and have been on the computer all evening I would really appreciate anything you may know, from one trucker to another. By the way, certainly liked your reminder to drivers to be safe. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.