Transportation Law

Common mistakes trucking companies make in hiring drivers

Small and large trucking companies alike can struggle with the best ways to solicit and find good commercial drivers. The risks involved with hiring the wrong drivers are extremely great yet all too many employers proceed hastily only to find themselves in bad situations later on. … [Read more...]

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announces drug and alcohol clearinghouse rule

For several decades, the nation as a whole has seen an increase in laws designed to crack down on drunk or drugged driving. These include detection methods as well as penalty sets. … [Read more...]

Illinois restrictions on weight and size of cargo

Transportation companies provide a valuable service to the people living here in Illinois. They make it possible for people to receive products and materials that are grown or created within and outside of the state. However, transportation companies are also under strict federal and state rules that tell them how to run their businesses. … [Read more...]

Tips on avoiding truck overloading

It can be tempting to cut down on hours and payroll costs by overloading trucks, but this dangerous practice leads to many fatalities and injuries on the road. … [Read more...]

Trucking companies and hazardous loads in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation reports a slow but steady increase in the number of serious accidents including large trucks, with 874 crashes taking place in 2012 alone. … [Read more...]

Adhering to The Illinois Vehicle Code for commercial vehicles

In 2010, The University of Illinois at Chicago released its annual report on traffic stops in Illinois. The report stated that over 2.3 million traffic stops were made in the state. … [Read more...]

Proving cargo loss

Shippers in Chicago experience the financial sting of potential loss when their cargo does not arrive at its final destination or if it arrives damaged. State and federal law find that cargo companies are liable for most losses and they must pay to replace the items at full market value, unless the shipper agreed to a lower value for the load before the loss was sustained. … [Read more...]

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