Illinois

Speed limit reduced on I-74 through Champaign, Illinois

Speed Limit 70 Sign

The section of interstate affected by the speed limit reduction ranges from just west of I-57 to just east of Cunningham Avenue, which is about a five-mile stretch near Champaign.

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Capacity tightened, rates rose, ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Fewer owner-ops posted availability on the spot market ahead of the holiday weekend, and tighter truckload capacity pushed rates higher across much of the country. Rates in many major markets are the highest they’ve been since April 1.

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Heck of a time to be a flatbedder: High demand indicators on offer in this week’s spot update

All that dark green in the map? That means flatbedders utilizing DAT load boards have been busy, with a serious imbalance between the number of posted flatbed loads and the number of posted available trucks. What's more: It’s been that way since winter and the ELD mandate's inception.

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Truck lanes in Arizona, other highway projects get a boost from U.S. DOT

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program will help fund the building of a new freeway in Nebraska, the widening of I-57 in Illinois, and the separation of trucks from other vehicles on Arizona State Route 189 in Nogales near the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Eastbound, don’t be that guy

Against multiple coop-status requests over the CB airwaves...: "We all know coop status is subject to change, but seriously? By the ninth request for coop info I'm pretty convinced this driver is hauling dead endangered species carcasses stuffed with heroin..."

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Enforcement blitz ongoing this week in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio

Officers from the Michigan State Police, Indiana State Police, Illinois State Police and Ohio State Highway Patrol are focusing their enforcement efforts on I-94 and other major freeways in their respective states Dec. 4-8.

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Illinois DOT looking for feedback on rest areas

The survey asks drivers how and why they currently use the rest areas, their level of satisfaction with the rest areas, how important certain features are and more.

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Certain Illinois military vets can waive CDL written test with new law

Military veterans who regularly drove trucks within a year of applying for a CDL can apply to waive the written knowledge test in Illinois.

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Presenting logs with ELDs at roadside

Running with an e-logs device is one thing. Communicating e-log data to an inspector is quite another. With five months to go, states’ data transfer plans vary widely, and an ambitious federal program remains untested.

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New full-service Ill. Truck Centers location

Truck Centers Inc. celebrated the grand opening of their 10th full-service dealership in Effingham, Ill.

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