By Keith Goble, Land Line state legislative editor
A new law in Illinois is intended to provide truck drivers with better information about local truck routes. It takes effect Jan. 1, 2012.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill into law on Thursday, Aug. 11, to require local governments to provide up-to-date truck route data. HB1377 requires all city, county and township governments to submit their local truck routes to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
“Today’s action marks another important step we have taken to improve Illinois’ business climate,” Quinn said in a statement. “Helping businesses operate more efficiently helps them create jobs and keep our economy moving forward.”
IDOT will serve as a collection site for all truck route information, state and local. All preferred truck routes are to be posted on the agency’s website.
“This law makes it easier for truck drivers to pick routes that comply with local ordinances and that provide the most efficient way to transport goods,” stated Sen. Kwame Raoul, D-Chicago.
A separate provision in the new law requires the creation of a brochure that illustrates the distinctions between a truck-attributed GPS device and other non-truck-attributed GPS devices. The brochure will be available at all facilities where people can obtain or renew a CDL.
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