(625 ILCS 5/18b-101)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-101)
Unless the context otherwise clearly
requires, as used in this Chapter:
"Agricultural commodities" means any agricultural commodity, non-processed food, feed, fiber, or livestock, including insects.
"Agricultural operations" means the operation of a motor vehicle or combination of vehicles transporting agricultural commodities or farm supplies for agricultural purposes.
"Air mile" means a nautical mile, which is equivalent to 6,076 feet or 1,852 meters. Accordingly, 100 air miles are equivalent to 115.08 statute miles or 185.2 kilometers.
"Commercial motor vehicle" means any self propelled or towed
vehicle used on public highways in interstate and intrastate commerce to
transport passengers or property when the vehicle has a gross vehicle
weight, a gross vehicle
weight rating, a gross combination weight, or a gross combination
weight rating of 10,001 or more pounds;
or the vehicle is used or designed to transport more than 15 passengers, including
the driver; or the vehicle is designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers and is
operated by a contract carrier transporting employees in the course of their
on a highway of this State; or the vehicle is used or designed to transport between 9 and 15 passengers, including the driver, for direct compensation; or the vehicle is used in the
transportation of hazardous
materials in a quantity requiring placarding under the Illinois Hazardous
Materials Transportation Act. This definition shall not include farm
machinery, fertilizer spreaders, and other special agricultural movement
equipment described in Section 3-809 nor implements of husbandry as defined
in Section 1-130;
"Direct compensation" means payment made to the motor carrier by the passengers or a person acting on behalf of the passengers for the transportation services provided, and not included in a total package charge or other assessment for highway transportation services;
"Farm supplies for agricultural purposes" means products directly related to the growing or harvesting of agricultural commodities and livestock feed at any time of the year;
"Livestock" means cattle, sheep, goats, swine, poultry (including egg-producing poultry), fish used for food, and other animals designated by the Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation (at his or her sole discretion) that are part of a foundation herd (including producing dairy cattle) or offspring;
"Officer" means Illinois State Police Officer;
"Person" means any natural person or individual, governmental body,
firm, association, partnership, copartnership, joint venture, company,
corporation, joint stock company, trust, estate or any other legal entity
or their legal representative, agent or assigns.
(Source: P.A. 97-795, eff. 1-1-13.)