Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that the maximum length of a truck tractor in combination with a semitrailer may not exceed 65 feet (rather than 55 feet) overall dimension on all non-State highways. Removes the requirement that truck tractor-semitrailer combinations must have no more than a maximum 55 feet overall wheel base on Class III roadways and other non-designated State highways. Provides that the distance between the kingpin and the axle of a semitrailer longer than 48 feet, in combination with a truck tractor, may not exceed 42 feet 6 inches, unless the trailer or semitrailer is used for the transport of livestock.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the provisions of the introduced bill with the following changes. Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that any agency or instrumentality of the State of Illinois or unit of local government may seek recovery for the cost of the repair of damaged or destroyed highways, highway structures, or traffic-control devices that result from operating, driving, or moving a truck tractor-semitrailer combination exceeding 55 feet in overall dimension. Amends the Illinois Vehicle Code. Provides that an agency or instrumentality of the State of Illinois or any unit of local government shall not be required to widen or otherwise alter a non-State highway, Class III highway, or other non-designated State highway constructed before the effective date of the bill to accommodate the increase in dimension of a truck tractor-semitrailer combination.