(625 ILCS 5/18c-4807)
(from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4807)
Bill of Lading or Similar Documentation Required.
(1) General Requirements.
Except as provided in subsection (2) of this Section, every
motor common carrier of property shall be required to issue a
bill of lading and freight bill indicating the commodities
transported, weight thereof (where freight charges are
assessed by weight), the points of origin and destination of
such commodities, the consignor and consignee, and the charge
therefor. If the commodities are not delivered by the
originating carrier, the bill of lading or freight bill shall
indicate the point of interchange and the connecting carrier.
This Section shall not apply to motor contract carriers of
(a) Simplified Documentation.
The Commission may prescribe simplified documentation to
be issued by classes of carriers where such requirements
would be less burdensome and would effectuate the
purposes of this Chapter. Simplified documentation shall be
prescribed for the following classes of carriers:
(i) Motor common carriers of shipments composed of
parcels weighing 100 pounds or less
and not exceeding 200 pounds from one
consignor to one consignee on one day;
(ii) Carriers of agricultural or dairy products, poultry,
eggs, or fruits;
(iii) Aggregate carriers; and
(iv) Messenger carriers; and
(v) Such other classes as the Commission may, from time
to time, determine.
(b) Supplementary Requirements.
The Commission may adopt supplementary requirements for
the issuance or carrying of documentation for household
goods carriers or other carriers where large numbers of
non-commercial shippers may be affected and such
documentation is necessary to effectuate the purposes of
(c) Commodity descriptions for shipments weighing 10 pounds or less.
Where a shipment weighs ten pounds or less, except when it contains
dangerous articles or hazardous materials, the following may be used in
lieu of a commodity description: "Parcel 10 Pounds or Under".
(Source: P.A. 85-1407.)