Illinois

Highways round-up: I-95 speed limit in Del. going up, Mich. I-75/I-94 construction, more

Beginning May 14, MDOT will begin replacing I-75 bridge supports under the eastbound I-94 ramp. Work is expected to continue through June 12, during which time EB I-94 ramp to NB I-75 will close.

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Heads up, there’s ‘bears everywhere': Thursday enforcement round-up

'Roadcheck effect' follow-up: Midwest Truckers spar with Will County, Ill., law enforcement and the state DOT; reports in Washington emphasis priority patrols from truck enforcement statewide.

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CDL transfer rigamarole in IL: One operator’s experience

Paul Frederick, of Kalamazoo, Mich., details his experience transferring his CDL to Illinois -- where the DMV required a full driving skills test. What has been your experience in different states?

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Candidate and fleet owner channels Van Damme in ad

Meet Ga.-based 10th-District Congressional candidate and Collins Trucking fleet owner Mike Collins -- and checking in with 2010 Trucker of the Year Mike Crawford, bringing home on the road...

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Mass. fleet owner pleads guilty to bribery; FMCSA shuts down three drivers

Korca Enterprises owner Irfan Dushku faces home confinement and extended probation after bribery attempt; and drivers in Texas, Michigan and Illinois are declared imminent hazards to public safety by FMCSA.

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TCA holds Wellness Week

TCA and state trucking associations will host health fairs and "celebrity walks" during National Truck Driver Appreciation & Wellness Week at 12 TA/Petro locations across the United States from 3 to 8 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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I-64 ramp to close at I-55/70 in E. St. Louis

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ramp from westbound I-64 to eastbound I-55/70 in east St. Louis will be closed to all traffic due to construction beginning Monday, July 23, 2012, weather permitting. All traffic will be detoured around this area using I-255 to I-55/70. The work is expected to be completed by Jan. 31, 2013. For more information, call 618-346-3353.

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Navistar opens new Midwest parts distribution center

Navistar has opened its new Midwest Parts Distribution Center in Joliet, Ill., which stocks more than 85,000 parts for International and IC Bus vehicles, MaxxForce diesel engines and all makes of trucks. At 860,000 square-feet., it is the largest of 13 Navistar PDCs. Navistar celebrated the new center at a grand opening event on June 11. More than 250 community leaders, International and IC Bus dealers and Navistar employees attended.

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Mason City hosts truck show benefit for St. Jude Saturday

Mason City, Ill., is hosting the Convoy for Kids Truck Show on Saturday, June 16, as a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event will be held at the city's Memorial Park. It starts at 11 a.m. and will continue throughout the day indefinitely. Each vote for your favorite truck will cost a penny, and all proceeds go to St. Jude’s Hospital. In case of rain, the truck ...

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Colin Stuart’s ‘Working Class,’ shown in Knoxville this weekend

Just as I was wrapping up my time at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show this past Saturday, April 14, what would pull into the lot at Knoxville, Tenn.'s Chilhowee Park on East Magnolia but this stupendous custom 1984 Peterbilt 359, the usually heavy-hauling (he had on a load of pallets Saturday) Working Class of Harvard, Ill.-based Colin Stuart. Stuart was on hand with trucking troubadour Leland Martin, who performed Saturday afternoon and whose latest record is ...

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