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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

625 ILCS 5/18a-100

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-100) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-100)
    Sec. 18a-100. Definitions. As used in this Chapter: (1) "Commercial vehicle relocator" or "relocator" means any person or entity engaged in the business of removing trespassing vehicles from private property by means of towing or otherwise, and thereafter relocating and storing such vehicles;
    (2) "Commission" means the Illinois Commerce Commission;
    (3) "Operator" means any person who, as an employee of a commercial vehicle relocator, removes trespassing vehicles from private property by means of towing or otherwise. This term includes the driver of any vehicle used in removing a trespassing vehicle from private property, as well as any person other than the driver who assists in the removal of a trespassing vehicle from private property;
    (4) "Operator's employment permit" means a license issued to an operator in accordance with Sections 18a-403 or 18a-405 of this Chapter;
    (5) "Relocator's license" means a license issued to a commercial vehicle relocator in accordance with Sections 18a-400 or 18a-401 of this Chapter;
    (6) "Dispatcher" means any person who, as an employee or agent of a commercial vehicle relocator, dispatches vehicles to or from locations from which operators perform removal activities; and
    (7) "Dispatcher's employment permit" means a license issued to a dispatcher in accordance with Sections 18a-407 or 18a-408 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 85-923.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-101

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-101)
    Sec. 18a-101. Declaration of policy and delegation of jurisdiction. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State of Illinois to supervise and regulate the commercial removal of trespassing vehicles from private property, and the subsequent relocation and storage of such vehicles in such manner as to fairly distribute rights and responsibilities among vehicle owners, private property owners and commercial vehicle relocators, and for this purpose the power and authority to administer and to enforce the provisions of this Chapter shall be vested in the Illinois Commerce Commission.
(Source: P.A. 80-1459.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-102

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-102)
    Sec. 18a-102. Local regulation. Nothing contained in this Chapter shall be construed to infringe upon the right of non-home rule units of local government to regulate the commercial relocation of vehicles in a manner consistent with, or in addition to, State or federal laws or regulations. Nothing in this Chapter shall constitute a limitation on the authority of any home rule unit; however, the provisions of this Chapter shall remain in full force and effect in home rule units notwithstanding any applicable ordinances of home rule units.
(Source: P.A. 80-1459.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-103

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-103)
    Sec. 18a-103. Review. A person aggrieved by an order of the Commission under this Chapter is entitled, in addition to any other remedy, to a review thereof by the Circuit Court in accordance with the Administrative Review Law, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-104

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-104)
    Sec. 18a-104. Towing performed pursuant to police order. Nothing contained in this Chapter shall be construed to regulate or otherwise affect towing performed by any relocator pursuant to the order of a law enforcement official or agency in accordance with Sections 4-201 through 4-214 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 80-1459.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-105

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-105)
    Sec. 18a-105. Exemptions. This Chapter shall not apply to the relocation of motorcycles.
    Such relocation shall be governed by the provisions of Section 4-203 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 95-407, eff. 1-1-08; 95-562, eff. 7-1-08.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18a Art. II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18a Art. II heading)
ARTICLE II. DUTIES AND POWERS

625 ILCS 5/18a-200

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-200) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-200)
    Sec. 18a-200. General powers and duties of Commission. The Commission shall:
    (1) Regulate commercial vehicle relocators and their employees or agents in accordance with this Chapter and to that end may establish reasonable requirements with respect to proper service and practices relating thereto;
    (2) Require the maintenance of uniform systems of accounts, records and the preservation thereof;
    (3) Require that all drivers and other personnel used in relocation be employees of a licensed relocator;
    (4) Regulate equipment leasing to and by relocators;
    (5) Adopt reasonable and proper rules covering the exercise of powers conferred upon it by this Chapter, and reasonable rules governing investigations, hearings and proceedings under this Chapter;
    (6) Set reasonable rates for the commercial towing or removal of trespassing vehicles from private property. The rates shall not exceed the mean average of the 5 highest rates for police tows within the territory to which this Chapter applies that are performed under Sections 4-201 and 4-214 of this Code and that are of record at hearing; provided that the Commission shall not re-calculate the maximum specified herein if the order containing the previous calculation was entered within one calendar year of the date on which the new order is entered. Set reasonable rates for the storage, for periods in excess of 24 hours, of the vehicles in connection with the towing or removal; however, no relocator shall impose charges for storage for the first 24 hours after towing or removal. Set reasonable rates for other services provided by relocators, provided that the rates shall not be charged to the owner or operator of a relocated vehicle. Any fee charged by a relocator for the use of a credit card that is used to pay for any service rendered by the relocator shall be included in the total amount that shall not exceed the maximum reasonable rate established by the Commission. The Commission shall require a relocator to refund any amount charged in excess of the reasonable rate established by the Commission, including any fee for the use of a credit card;
    (7) Investigate and maintain current files of the criminal records, if any, of all relocators and their employees and of all applicants for relocator's license, operator's licenses and dispatcher's licenses. If the Commission determines that an applicant for a license issued under this Chapter will be subjected to a criminal history records check, the applicant shall submit his or her fingerprints to the Department of State Police in the form and manner prescribed by the Department of State Police. These fingerprints shall be checked against the Department of State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal history record information databases now and hereafter filed. The Department of State Police shall charge the applicant a fee for conducting the criminal history records check, which shall be deposited in the State Police Services Fund and shall not exceed the actual cost of the records check. The Department of State Police shall furnish pursuant to positive identification, records of conviction to the Commission;
    (8) Issue relocator's licenses, dispatcher's employment permits, and operator's employment permits in accordance with Article IV of this Chapter;
    (9) Establish fitness standards for applicants seeking relocator licensees and holders of relocator licenses;
    (10) Upon verified complaint in writing by any person, organization or body politic, or upon its own initiative may, investigate whether any commercial vehicle relocator, operator, dispatcher, or person otherwise required to comply with any provision of this Chapter or any rule promulgated hereunder, has failed to comply with any provision or rule;
    (11) Whenever the Commission receives notice from the Secretary of State that any domestic or foreign corporation regulated under this Chapter has not paid a franchise tax, license fee or penalty required under the Business Corporation Act of 1983, institute proceedings for the revocation of the license or right to engage in any business required under this Chapter or the suspension thereof until such time as the delinquent franchise tax, license fee or penalty is paid.
(Source: P.A. 93-418, eff. 1-1-04.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-201

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-201)
    Sec. 18a-201. Additional officers and employees. The Commission, for the purpose of more effectively carrying out the provisions of this Chapter, shall obtain pursuant to the provisions of the "Personnel Code" such officers and employees as it may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter or to perform the duties and exercise the powers conferred by law upon the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 80-1459.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18a Art. III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18a Art. III heading)
ARTICLE III. REQUIREMENTS AND PROHIBITIONS

625 ILCS 5/18a-300

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-300) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-300)
    Sec. 18a-300. Commercial vehicle relocators - Unlawful practices. It shall be unlawful for any commercial vehicle relocator:
        (1) To operate in any county in which this Chapter is
    
applicable without a valid, current relocator's license as provided in Article IV of this Chapter;
        (2) To employ as an operator, or otherwise so use the
    
services of, any person who does not have at the commencement of employment or service, or at any time during the course of employment or service, a valid, current operator's employment permit, or temporary operator's employment permit issued in accordance with Sections 18a-403 or 18a-405 of this Chapter; or to fail to notify the Commission, in writing, of any known criminal conviction of any employee occurring at any time before or during the course of employment or service;
        (3) To employ as a dispatcher, or otherwise so use
    
the services of, any person who does not have at the commencement of employment or service, or at any time during the course of employment or service, a valid, current dispatcher's or operator's employment permit or temporary dispatcher's or operator's employment permit issued in accordance with Sections 18a-403 or 18a-407 of this Chapter; or to fail to notify the Commission, in writing, of any known criminal conviction of any employee occurring at any time before or during the course of employment or service;
        (4) To operate upon the highways of this State any
    
vehicle used in connection with any commercial vehicle relocation service unless:
             (A) There is painted or firmly affixed to the
        
vehicle on both sides of the vehicle in a color or colors vividly contrasting to the color of the vehicle the name, address and telephone number of the relocator. The Commission shall prescribe reasonable rules and regulations pertaining to insignia to be painted or firmly affixed to vehicles and shall waive the requirements of the address on any vehicle in cases where the operator of a vehicle has painted or otherwise firmly affixed to the vehicle a seal or trade mark that clearly identifies the operator of the vehicle; and
             (B) There is carried in the power unit of the
        
vehicle a certified copy of the currently effective relocator's license and operator's employment permit. Copies may be photographed, photocopied, or reproduced or printed by any other legible and durable process. Any person guilty of not causing to be displayed a copy of his relocator's license and operator's employment permit may in any hearing concerning the violation be excused from the payment of the penalty hereinafter provided upon a showing that the license was issued by the Commission, but was subsequently lost or destroyed;
        (5) To operate upon the highways of this State any
    
vehicle used in connection with any commercial vehicle relocation service that bears the name or address and telephone number of any person or entity other than the relocator by which it is owned or to which it is leased;
        (6) To advertise in any newspaper, book, list,
    
classified directory or other publication unless there is contained in the advertisement the license number of the relocator;
        (7) To remove any vehicle from private property
    
without having first obtained the written authorization of the property owner or other person in lawful possession or control of the property, his authorized agent, or an authorized law enforcement officer. The authorization may be on a contractual basis covering a period of time or limited to a specific removal;
        (8) To charge the private property owner, who
    
requested that an unauthorized vehicle be removed from his property, with the costs of removing the vehicle contrary to any terms that may be a part of the contract between the property owner and the commercial relocator. Nothing in this paragraph shall prevent a relocator from assessing, collecting, or receiving from the property owner, lessee, or their agents any fee prescribed by the Commission;
        (9) To remove a vehicle when the owner or operator of
    
the vehicle is present or arrives at the vehicle location at any time prior to the completion of removal, and is willing and able to remove the vehicle immediately;
        (10) To remove any vehicle from property on which
    
signs are required and on which there are not posted appropriate signs under Section 18a-302;
        (11) To fail to notify law enforcement authorities in
    
the jurisdiction in which the trespassing vehicle was removed within one hour of the removal. Notification shall include a complete description of the vehicle, registration numbers if possible, the locations from which and to which the vehicle was removed, the time of removal, and any other information required by regulation, statute or ordinance;
        (12) To impose any charge other than in accordance
    
with the rates set by the Commission as provided in paragraph (6) of Section 18a-200 of this Chapter;
        (13) To fail, in the office or location at which
    
relocated vehicles are routinely returned to their owners, to prominently post the name, address and telephone number of the nearest office of the Commission to which inquiries or complaints may be sent;
        (13.1) To fail to distribute to each owner or
    
operator of a relocated vehicle, in written form as prescribed by Commission rule or regulation, the relevant statutes, regulations and ordinances governing commercial vehicle relocators, including, in at least 12 point boldface type, the name, address and telephone number of the nearest office of the Commission to which inquiries or complaints may be sent;
        (13.2) To fail, in the office or location at which
    
relocated vehicles are routinely returned to their owners, to ensure that the relocator's representative provides suitable evidence of his or her identity to the owners of relocated vehicles upon request;
        (14) To remove any vehicle, otherwise in accordance
    
with this Chapter, more than 15 air miles from its location when towed from a location in an unincorporated area of a county or more than 10 air miles from its location when towed from any other location;
        (15) To fail to make a telephone number available to
    
the police department of any municipality in which a relocator operates at which the relocator or an employee of the relocator may be contacted at any time during the hours in which the relocator is engaged in the towing of vehicles, or advertised as engaged in the towing of vehicles, for the purpose of effectuating the release of a towed vehicle; or to fail to include the telephone number in any advertisement of the relocator's services published or otherwise appearing on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act; or to fail to have an employee available at any time on the premises owned or controlled by the relocator for the purposes of arranging for the immediate release of the vehicle.
        Apart from any other penalty or liability authorized
    
under this Act, if after a reasonable effort, the owner of the vehicle is unable to make telephone contact with the relocator for a period of one hour from his initial attempt during any time period in which the relocator is required to respond at the number, all fees for towing, storage, or otherwise are to be waived. Proof of 3 attempted phone calls to the number provided to the police department by an officer or employee of the department on behalf of the vehicle owner within the space of one hour, at least 2 of which are separated by 45 minutes, shall be deemed sufficient proof of the owner's reasonable effort to make contact with the vehicle relocator. Failure of the relocator to respond to the phone calls is not a criminal violation of this Chapter;
        (16) To use equipment which the relocator does not
    
own, except in compliance with Section 18a-306 of this Chapter and Commission regulations. No equipment can be leased to more than one relocator at any time. Equipment leases shall be filed with the Commission. If equipment is leased to one relocator, it cannot thereafter be leased to another relocator until a written cancellation of lease is properly filed with the Commission;
        (17) To use drivers or other personnel who are not
    
employees or contractors of the relocator;
        (18) To fail to refund any amount charged in excess
    
of the reasonable rate established by the Commission;
        (19) To violate any other provision of this Chapter,
    
or of Commission regulations or orders adopted under this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 94-650, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-301

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-301)
    Sec. 18a-301. Commercial vehicle relocators - Security requirements. Every commercial vehicle relocator shall file with the Commission and have in effect an indemnity bond or insurance policy or certificates of bonds or insurance in lieu thereof which shall indemnify or insure the relocator for its liability: (1) for injury to person, in an amount not less than $100,000 to any one person and $300,000 for any one accident; (2) in case of damage to property other than a vehicle being removed, in an amount not less than $50,000 for any one accident; and (3) in case of damage to any vehicle relocated or stored by the relocator, in an amount not less than $15,000 per vehicle. Any such bond or policy shall be issued by a bonding or insurance firm authorized to do business as such in the State of Illinois. All certificates or indemnity bonds or insurance filed with the Commission must show the coverage effective continuously until cancelled, and the Commission may require such evidence of continued validity as it deems necessary.
(Source: P.A. 85-1396.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-302

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-302)
    Sec. 18a-302. Owner or other person in lawful possession or control of private property - Right to employ relocation service. It shall be unlawful for an owner or other person in lawful possession or control of private property to remove or employ a commercial relocator to remove an unauthorized vehicle from such property unless written notice is provided to the effect that such vehicles will be removed, including the name, address and telephone number of the appropriate commercial vehicle relocator, if any. Such notice shall consist of a sign, posted in a conspicuous place in the affected area, of a size at least 24 inches in height by 36 inches in width. Such sign shall be at least 4 feet from the ground but less than 8 feet from the ground and shall be either illuminated or painted with reflective paint, or both. Such sign shall state the amount of towing charges to which the person parking may be subject. This provision shall not be construed as prohibiting any unit of local government from imposing additional or greater notice requirements.
    No express notice shall be required under this Section upon residential property which, paying due regard to the circumstances and the surrounding area, is clearly reserved or intended exclusively for the use or occupation of residents or their vehicles.
(Source: P.A. 81-332.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-303

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-303)
    Sec. 18a-303. Civil and Criminal liability. Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to limit or alter the vehicle owner's civil or criminal liability for trespass. Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to limit or alter the civil or criminal liability of any person or entity for any act or omission. All penalties accruing under this Law shall be cumulative of each other and a suit for recovery of one penalty shall not bar or affect the recovery of another penalty.
(Source: P.A. 85-923.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-304

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-304) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-304)
    Sec. 18a-304. Operators - Unlawful Practices. It shall be unlawful for any operator:
    (1) To act as an operator without a valid, current operator's employment permit.
    (2) To violate any other provision of this Chapter, or of Commission regulations or orders adopted under this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 85-923.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-305

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-305) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-305)
    Sec. 18a-305. Aiding and abetting. It shall be unlawful for any person to aid or abet in any violation of this Chapter, or of Commission regulations or orders adopted under this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 85-923.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-306

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-306) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-306)
    Sec. 18a-306. Equipment Leasing. Provisions in Section 18c-4103 of the Illinois Commercial Transportation Law, as amended, shall likewise govern equipment leasing by relocators except to the extent as otherwise provided in this Law.
(Source: P.A. 85-923.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-307

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-307) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-307)
    Sec. 18a-307. Enforcement. Provisions in Article VII of subchapter 1 of the Illinois Commercial Transportation Law, governing enforcement of the Illinois Commercial Transportation Law, shall likewise govern the enforcement of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 85-923.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18a Art. IV

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18a Art. IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. LICENSES

625 ILCS 5/18a-400

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-400) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-400)
    Sec. 18a-400. Relocator's licenses - Applications, original determinations. (a) Each application for a license to operate as a commercial vehicle relocator shall be made in writing to the Commission, shall be verified under oath, shall be in such form and contain such information as the Commission may by regulation require, and shall be accompanied by the required application fee and proof of security.
    (b) Upon the filing of such application, the Commission shall, within a reasonable time, fix a time and place for public hearing thereon. At least 10 days before the hearing, the Commission shall notify the applicant and all parties of record to such proceeding of the time and place of such hearing, by mailing a notice thereof to each such party to the address of such party shown in the records of such proceeding. Any person having an interest in the subject matter may appear at the hearing in support of or in objection to the application.
    (c) The applicant shall publish a notice on a form prescribed by the Commission covering the filing of such application at least 10 days prior to the time of the initial hearing in (i) the official newspaper selected by the Department of Finance of the State of Illinois pursuant to Section 4 of the Illinois Purchasing Act, and (ii) a secular newspaper of general circulation and published in the county in the State of Illinois, wherein the applicant or applicants propose to maintain their principal office and place of business within the State of Illinois. The Commission may by regulation or otherwise order applicants to give such further notice as it deems required. The Commission may give additional notice of the filing of such application as it may deem reasonable and proper as prescribed in its rules. The Director of the Department of Finance of the State of Illinois for the purposes hereof shall over his or her signature as such Director annually and immediately upon selecting the official newspaper certify to the Illinois Commerce Commission the name and address of said newspaper, together with the date of expiration of the period of one year for which said newspaper was so selected and the Commission shall filemark each such certification as of the date it receives the same and shall keep an official file of said certifications of said Director conveniently available at its office in Springfield, Illinois; provided, however, that in any and all events and for all purposes of this Section and this Chapter, should the aforesaid Director for any reason fail to make said certification annually, the newspaper set forth in the certification aforesaid of said Director filemarked by the Commission as of the most recent date shall be the official newspaper in which publication is required hereby. In case publication is required hereby in a newspaper published in a particular county and no newspaper is so published, then and in that case publication shall be made in a newspaper published in the closest county thereto which meets the circulation requirements of this Section.
    (d) The Commission shall issue a relocator's license to any qualified applicant therefor after hearing, pursuant to an application filed, if it is found that the applicant is fit, willing and able properly to perform the service proposed and to conform to provisions of this Chapter and the requirements, rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder; otherwise such application shall be denied. The order of the Commission granting or denying a relocator's license shall set forth the specific findings of fact on which such order is based. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter no such license shall be issued to any person who has failed to pay any registration fee or any tax due from such person to the State of Illinois for the privilege of operating any motor vehicle on the public highways in the State of Illinois.
    (e) Operation over the public highways of this State conducted pursuant to a relocator's license shall be in conformity with all of the laws of this State pertaining to motor vehicle operation over such public highways.
    (f) No relocator's license shall confer any proprietary or property rights in the use of the public highways.
(Source: P.A. 80-1459.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-401

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-401) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-401)
    Sec. 18a-401. Relocator's licenses - Expiration and renewal. All relocator's licenses shall expire 2 years from the date of issuance by the Commission. The Commission may temporarily extend the duration of a license for the pendency of a renewal application until formally approved or denied. Upon filing, no earlier than 90 days nor later than 45 days prior to such expiration, of written application for renewal, verified under oath, in such form and containing such information as the Commission shall by regulation require, and accompanied by the required application fee and proof of security, the Commission shall, unless it has received information of cause not to do so, renew the license. If the Commission has information of cause not to renew such license, it shall so notify the applicant, and shall hold a hearing as provided for in Section 18a-400. The Commission may at any time during the term of the license make inquiry into the management, conduct of business, or otherwise to determine that the provisions of this Chapter 18A and the regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder are being observed.
(Source: P.A. 82-616.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-402

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-402) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-402)
    Sec. 18a-402. Relocator's license - Transfer. A relocator's license is not transferable.
(Source: P.A. 80-1459.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-403

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-403) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-403)
    Sec. 18a-403. Operator's or dispatcher's employment permits - Applications, original determinations. (1) Each application for an operator's or dispatcher's employment permit shall be made in writing to the Commission, shall be acknowledged before a notary public, shall be in such form and shall contain such information as the Commission may by regulation require, and shall be accompanied by the required application fee and proof, in a form prescribed by the Commission, that the operator applicant has a valid driver's license issued by the Secretary of State.
    (2) Upon the filing of such application, the Commission shall conduct an investigation of the criminal record, if any, of the applicant. The Commission shall, within 3 working days, issue to any new applicant for an employment permit a provisional operator's or dispatcher's employment permit unless the Commission finds that the applicant has committed an offense for which the permit could be revoked under Section 18a-404 of this Chapter. This provisional employment permit shall be valid for a period of 1 year unless suspended or revoked by order of the Commission. At the end of 1 year, the provisional permit shall automatically become permanent unless the permit was revoked by order of the Commission during the preceding year. The permanent permit shall remain valid unless suspended or revoked by order of the Commission under this law.
    (3) The permit shall identify the operator or dispatcher by name and address, and shall identify the relocator by which the operator or dispatcher will be employed by name, address and relocator's permit number. The permit shall be valid only when the operator or dispatcher is employed by the relocator identified thereon.
     Operation over the public highways of this State conducted pursuant to an operator's license issued under the provisions of this Section shall be in conformity with all the laws of this State pertaining to motor vehicle operation over such public highways.
(Source: P.A. 85-923.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-404

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-404) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-404)
    Sec. 18a-404. Operator's and dispatcher's employment permits - Revocation.
    (1) The Commission shall suspend or revoke the permit of an operator if it finds that:
        (a) The operator or dispatcher made a false statement
    
on the application for an operator's or dispatcher's employment permit;
        (b) The operator's or dispatcher's driver's license
    
issued by the Secretary of State has been suspended or revoked;
        (c) The operator or dispatcher has been convicted,
    
during the preceding 5 years, of any criminal offense of the State of Illinois or any other jurisdiction involving any of the following, and the holder does not make a compelling showing that he is nevertheless fit to hold an operator's license:
            (i) Bodily injury or attempt to inflict bodily
        
injury to another;
            (ii) Theft of property or attempted theft of
        
property; or
            (iii) Sexual assault or attempted sexual assault
        
of any kind; or
        (d) The operator or dispatcher has, during the
    
preceding 5 years, violated this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, or any other law affecting public safety, and the holder does not make a compelling showing that he or she is nevertheless fit to hold an operator's license.
    (2) The Commission, upon notification and verification of any conviction described in this Section, of any person to whom license has been issued, occurring within the 5 years prior to such issuance or any time thereafter, shall immediately suspend the employment permit of such person, and issue an order setting forth the grounds for revocation. The person and his employer shall be notified of such suspension. Such person shall not thereafter be employed by a relocator until a final order is issued by the Commission either reinstating the employment permit, upon a finding that the reinstatement of an employment permit to the person constitutes no threat to the public safety, or revoking the employment permit.
    (3) If the employment permit is revoked, the person shall not thereafter be employed by a relocator until he obtains an employment permit license under Article IV of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 94-895, eff. 1-1-07; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-405

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-405) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-405)
    Sec. 18a-405. Operator's employment permits - Expiration and renewal. All operator's employment permits shall expire 2 years from the date of issuance by the Commission. The Commission may temporarily extend the duration of an employment permit for the pendency of a renewal application until formally approved or denied. Upon filing, no earlier than 90 nor later than 45 days prior to such expiration, of written application for renewal, acknowledged before a notary public, in such form and containing such information as the Commission shall by regulation require, and accompanied by the required fee and proof of possession of a valid driver's license issued by the Secretary of State, the Commission shall, unless it has received information of cause not to do so, renew the applicant's operator's employment permit. If the Commission does not renew such employment permit, it shall issue an order setting forth the grounds for denial. The Commission may at any time during the term of the employment permit make inquiry into the conduct of the permittee to determine that the provisions of this Chapter 18A and the regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder are being adhered to.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-406

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-406) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-406)
    Sec. 18a-406. Operator's employment permits - Transfer. An operator's employment permit is not transferrable to another operator or to another relocator.
(Source: P.A. 85-923.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-407

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-407) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-407)
    Sec. 18a-407. Dispatcher's employment permits, expiration and renewal. All dispatcher's employment permits shall expire 2 years from the date of issuance by the Commission. The Commission may temporarily extend the duration of an employment permit for the pendency of a renewal application until formally approved or denied. Upon filing, no earlier than 90 nor later than 45 days prior to such expiration, of written application for renewal, acknowledged before a notary public, in such form and containing such information as the Commission shall by regulation require, and accompanied by the required fee, the Commission shall, unless it has received information of cause not to do so, renew the applicant's dispatcher's employment permit. If the Commission does not renew such employment permit, it shall issue an order setting forth the grounds for denial. The Commission may at any time during the term of the employment permit make inquiry into the conduct of the permittee to determine that the provisions of this Chapter 18A and the regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder are being observed.
(Source: P.A. 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-408

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-408) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-408)
    Sec. 18a-408. Dispatcher's employment permit - Transfer. A dispatcher's employment permit is not transferable to another dispatcher or to another relocator.
(Source: P.A. 85-923.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18a Art. V

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18a Art. V heading)
ARTICLE V. RATES AND CHARGES - LIENS

625 ILCS 5/18a-500

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-500) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-500)
    Sec. 18a-500. Posting of rates. Every commercial vehicle relocator shall print and keep open to the public, all authorized rates and charges for towing, otherwise moving, and storing vehicles in connection with removal of unauthorized vehicles from private property. Such rates and charges shall be clearly stated in terms of lawful money of the United States, and shall be posted in such form and manner, and shall contain such information as the Commission shall by regulation prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 80-1459.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-501

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-501) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-501)
    Sec. 18a-501. Liens against relocated vehicles. Unauthorized vehicles removed and stored by a commercial vehicle relocator in compliance with this Chapter shall be subject to a possessory lien for services pursuant to the Labor and Storage Lien (Small Amount) Act, and the provisions of Section 1 of that Act relating to notice and implied consent shall be deemed satisfied by compliance with Section 18a-302 and item (10) of Section 18a-300. In no event shall such lien be greater than the rate or rates established in accordance with item (6) of Section 18a-200. In no event shall such lien be increased or altered to reflect any charge for services or materials rendered in addition to those authorized by this Act. Every such lien shall be payable by use of any major credit card, in addition to being payable in cash. Upon receipt of a properly signed credit card receipt, a relocator shall become a holder in due course, and neither the holder of the credit card nor the company which issued the credit card may thereafter refuse to remit payment in the amount shown on the credit card receipt minus the ordinary charge assessed by the credit card company for processing the charge. The Commission may adopt regulations governing acceptance of credit cards by a relocator.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18a Art. VI

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18a Art. VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. FEES

625 ILCS 5/18a-600

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-600) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-600)
    Sec. 18a-600. Relocator's license. Each application for a license to operate as a commercial vehicle relocator, or for a renewal of such license, shall be accompanied by a filing fee in the amount provided or prescribed by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 85-923.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-601

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-601) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-601)
    Sec. 18a-601. Operator's or dispatcher's employment permit. Each application for dispatcher's or an operator's employment permit shall be accompanied by a filing fee in the amount provided or prescribed by the Commission. Each application for renewal of an operator's or dispatcher's employment permit shall be accompanied by a filing fee in the amount provided herein or prescribed by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 85-1209.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-602

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-602) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-602)
    Sec. 18a-602. Establishment and Adjustment of Fees.
    (1) General Provisions. The Commission may exercise any and all powers with respect to establishment and adjustment of fees with respect to commercial vehicle relocators which it may exercise with respect to motor carriers under subsections (2), (3) and (4) of Section 18c-1501 of the Illinois Commercial Transportation Law.
    (2) Initial fees. The Commission shall set initial fees by rulemaking in accordance with Section 5-50 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Initial fees shall be set and take effect within 60 days after December 1, 1987. Such fees shall remain in effect until adjusted by the Commission in accordance with subsection (1) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-45.)

625 ILCS 5/18a-603

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-603) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-603)
    Sec. 18a-603. Disposition of funds. All fees and fines collected by the Commission under this Chapter shall be paid into the Transportation Regulatory Fund in the State Treasury. The money in that fund shall be used to defray the expenses of the administration of this Chapter and for the purposes specified in Section 18c-1601 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 85-923.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18a Art. VII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18a Art. VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. COUNTIES COVERED

625 ILCS 5/18a-700

    (625 ILCS 5/18a-700) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18a-700)
    Sec. 18a-700. Counties covered. (a) The provisions of this Chapter apply to all the activities of relocators and operators in any counties of 1,000,000 or more and in any county of less than 1,000,000 which adopts regulation under this Chapter as provided in this Section.
    (b) Any operation of a relocator or operator involving the removal or storage of a given vehicle which takes place in any part in a regulated county shall subject all the activities of the relocator and operator involving that vehicle to regulation under this Chapter, except operations which take place entirely within the territory of a city, village or incorporated town excluded from this Chapter under paragraph (d).
    (c) Any county of under 1,000,000 may elect to be covered under this Chapter by the adoption of a resolution by the County Board, approved by a majority of its members, providing that the county shall be subject to this Chapter. The county clerk shall certify to the Commission that the County Board has adopted the resolution. The Commission shall certify to such County Board an effective date for the applicability of this Chapter in such county. Such effective date shall be no earlier than 30 days from certification to the County Board nor later than 6 months from such certification or the beginning of the next fiscal year, whichever is last.
    (d) Cities, villages and incorporated towns in counties to which the provisions of this Chapter apply may, by resolution adopted by a majority of the members of the corporate authorities and filed with the County Clerk of such county and with the Illinois Commerce Commission, choose to be excluded from the provisions of this Chapter. Upon the filing of such resolution, the provisions of this Chapter shall not be applicable to operations of relocators or operators which take place entirely within the territory of such city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 86-492.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18B

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18B heading)
CHAPTER 18B. MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18B Art. I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18B Art. I heading)
ARTICLE I. FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY REGULATIONS

625 ILCS 5/18b-100

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-100) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-100)
    Sec. 18b-100. Short Title. This Chapter shall be known and may be cited as "The Illinois Motor Carrier Safety Law".
(Source: P.A. 86-611.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-101

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-101)
    Sec. 18b-101. Definitions. 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 employment 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.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-102

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-102)
    Sec. 18b-102. Authority of Department. To the extent necessary to administer this Chapter, the Department is authorized to:
    (a) Adopt by reference all or any portion of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations of the United States Department of Transportation, as they are now or hereafter amended.
    (b) Conduct investigations; make reports; issue subpoenas; conduct hearings; require the production of relevant documents, records and property; take depositions; and, in conjunction with the Illinois State Police, conduct directly or indirectly research, development, demonstrations and training activities.
    (c) Authorize any officer or Department employee to enter upon, inspect and examine at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner, the records and properties of persons to the extent such records and properties relate to the transportation by motor vehicle of persons or property.
    (d) Conduct a continuing review of all aspects of the transportation of persons and property by motor vehicle in order to determine and recommend appropriate steps to assure safe transportation by motor vehicle in Illinois.
    (e) Administer and enforce the provisions of this Chapter and any rules and regulations issued under this Chapter. Only the Illinois State Police shall be authorized to stop and inspect any commercial motor vehicle or driver at any time for the purpose of determining compliance with the provisions of this Chapter or rules and regulations issued under this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-103

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-103)
    Sec. 18b-103. Compliance with this Chapter. Transportation by motor vehicle of persons or property in commerce that is not in compliance with this Chapter or any rules and regulations issued under this Act is prohibited.
(Source: P.A. 86-611.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-103.1

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-103.1) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-103.1)
    Sec. 18b-103.1. Obedience to Police Officer.
    (a) No person shall willfully fail or refuse to comply with any lawful order or direction of any officer authorized by law to enforce this Chapter and to perform vehicle and driver motor carrier safety inspections under this Chapter. Lawful orders or directions shall include providing documentation and answering questions necessary to determine compliance with the provisions of this Chapter. The driver or owner shall assist the officer, as needed, during the course of any such inspection.
    (b) Any person who violates this Section shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor offense.
(Source: P.A. 87-768; 88-476.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-104

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-104)
    Sec. 18b-104. Cooperation with State Agencies - Records and Data - Availability. The Department shall cooperate with other State agencies regulating transportation by motor vehicles and may enter into interagency agreements for the purpose of sharing data. The Department shall enter into an interagency agreement with the Illinois State Police for the purpose of enforcing any provisions of this Chapter and the rules and regulations issued under this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 86-611.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-105

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-105)
    Sec. 18b-105. Rules and Regulations.
    (a) The Department is authorized to make and adopt reasonable rules and regulations and orders consistent with law necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter.
    (b) The following parts of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as now in effect, are hereby adopted by reference as though they were set out in full:
    Part 40 - Procedures For Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs;
    Part 380 - Special Training Requirements;
    Part 382 - Controlled Substances and Alcohol Use and Testing;
    Part 383 - Commercial Driver's License Standards, Requirements, and Penalties;
    Part 385 - Safety Fitness Procedures;
    Part 386 Appendix B - Penalty Schedule; Violations and Maximum Monetary Penalties;
    Part 387 - Minimum Levels of Financial Responsibility for Motor Carriers;
    Part 390 - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations: General;
    Part 391 - Qualifications of Drivers;
    Part 392 - Driving of Motor Vehicles;
    Part 393 - Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation;
    Part 395 - Hours of Service of Drivers, except as provided in Section 18b-106.1;
    Part 396 - Inspection, Repair and Maintenance; and
    Part 397 - Transportation of hazardous materials; Driving and Parking Rules.
    (b-5) Individuals who meet the requirements set forth in the definition of "medical examiner" in Section 390.5 of Part 390 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations may act as medical examiners in accordance with Part 391 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
    (c) The following parts and Sections of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations shall not apply to those intrastate carriers, drivers or vehicles subject to subsection (b).
        (1) Section 393.93 of Part 393 for those vehicles
    
manufactured before June 30, 1972.
        (2) Section 393.86 of Part 393 for those vehicles
    
registered as farm trucks under subsection (c) of Section 3-815 of this Code.
        (3) (Blank).
        (4) (Blank).
        (5) Paragraph (b)(1) of Section 391.11 of Part 391.
        (6) All of Part 395 for all agricultural operations
    
as defined in Section 18b-101 of this Chapter at any time of the year and all farm to market agricultural transportation as defined in Chapter 1 and for grain hauling operations within a radius of 200 air miles of the normal work reporting location.
        (7) Paragraphs (b)(3) (insulin dependent diabetic)
    
and (b)(10) (minimum visual acuity) of Section 391.41 of part 391, but only for any driver who immediately prior to July 29, 1986 was eligible and licensed to operate a motor vehicle subject to this Section and was engaged in operating such vehicles, and who was disqualified on July 29, 1986 by the adoption of Part 391 by reason of the application of paragraphs (b)(3) and (b)(10) of Section 391.41 with respect to a physical condition existing at that time unless such driver has a record of accidents which would indicate a lack of ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe manner.
    (d) Intrastate carriers subject to the recording provisions of Section 395.8 of Part 395 of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations shall be exempt as established under paragraph (1) of Section 395.8; provided, however, for the purpose of this Code, drivers shall operate within a 150 air-mile radius of the normal work reporting location to qualify for exempt status.
    (e) Regulations adopted by the Department subsequent to those adopted under subsection (b) hereof shall be identical in substance to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations of the United States Department of Transportation and adopted in accordance with the procedures for rulemaking in Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. eff. 1-1-02; eff. 1-1-02; 94-519, eff. 8-10-05; 94-739, eff. 5-5-06.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-106

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-106)
    Sec. 18b-106. Application of Chapter and Regulations. Except as expressly specified within this Chapter, this Chapter and the rules and regulations issued under this Chapter shall be applicable to all persons employing drivers, drivers and commercial motor vehicles which transport property or passengers in interstate or intrastate commerce.
(Source: P.A. 86-611; 87-829.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-106.1

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-106.1)
    Sec. 18b-106.1. Hours of service of drivers employed by contract carriers transporting employees in the course of their employment. A contract carrier shall limit the hours of service by a driver transporting employees in the course of their employment on a road or highway of this State in a vehicle designed to carry 15 or fewer passengers to 12 hours of vehicle operation per day, 15 hours of on-duty service per day, and 70 hours of on-duty service in 7 consecutive days. The contract carrier shall require a driver who has 12 hours of vehicle operation per day or 15 hours of on-duty service per day to have at least 8 consecutive hours off duty before operating a vehicle again.
(Source: P.A. 92-108, eff. 1-1-02.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-106.2

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-106.2)
    Sec. 18b-106.2. Hours of service; utility service interruption emergencies.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Commercial driver's license" has the meaning set forth in Section 1-111.6 of this Code.
    "Commercial motor vehicle" has the meaning set forth in Section 18b-101 of this Code.
    "Utility service interruption emergency" means an outage or interruption of utility service in Illinois occasioned by a set of circumstances included in the definition of "emergency" set forth at 49 CFR 390.5.
    "Utility service" means the repairing, maintaining, or operating of any structures or any other physical facilities necessary for the delivery of utility services, including the furnishing of electric, gas, water, sanitary sewer, telephone, and television cable or community antenna service.
    "Utility service vehicle" has the meaning set forth in 49 CFR 395.2.
    (b) Upon receipt of notification of a utility service interruption emergency by a utility service provider, the Illinois Department of Transportation shall declare that an emergency exists pursuant to 49 CFR 390.23. Should an audit by the Illinois Department of Transportation establish that there has been an abuse of the notification procedure by a utility service provider, the Illinois Department of Transportation may refuse to grant emergency declarations to that utility service provider in the future without further confirmation of the existence of a utility service interruption emergency.
    (c) A utility service interruption emergency continues until:
        (1) the necessary maintenance or repair work is
    
completed; and
        (2) personnel used to perform necessary maintenance
    
or repair work have returned to their respective normal work routines.
    (d) An individual is exempt from any regulation of the maximum hours of service that an employee may work under 49 CFR 395 if he or she:
        (1) is the holder of a commercial driver's license;
        (2) is:
            (A) an employee;
            (B) an employee of a contractor; or
            (C) an employee of a subcontractor;
    of a utility service provider in an employment capacity
    
in which the commercial driver's license is used; and
        (3) operates a commercial motor vehicle as a utility
    
service vehicle and engages in intrastate maintenance or repair work in response to a utility service interruption emergency.
    (e) The exemption from maximum hours of service regulations provided under subsection (d) shall not exceed the duration of the utility service provider's or driver's direct assistance in providing utility service interruption emergency relief, or 5 days from the date of the initial declaration, whichever is less.
    (f) Nothing in this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly shall be construed to contravene any federal law or to jeopardize State of Illinois entitlement to federal funding. If any provision of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly or its application is found to jeopardize federal funding, that provision is declared invalid but does not affect any other provision or application. The provisions of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 94-1, eff. 5-23-05.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-107

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-107)
    Sec. 18b-107. Violations - Civil penalties. Except as provided in Section 18b-108, any person who is determined by the Department after reasonable notice and opportunity for a fair and impartial hearing to have committed an act in violation of this Chapter or any rule or regulation issued under this Chapter is liable to the State for a civil penalty. Such person is subject to a civil penalty as prescribed by Appendix B to 49 CFR Part 386 -- Penalty Schedule; Violations and Maximum Monetary Penalties, except that a person committing a railroad-highway grade crossing violation is subject to a civil penalty of not more than $10,000, and, if any such violation is a continuing one, each day of violation constitutes a separate offense. The amount of any such penalty shall be assessed by the Department by a written notice. In determining the amount of such penalty, the Department shall take into account the nature, circumstances, extent and gravity of the violation and, with respect to a person found to have committed such violation, the degree of culpability, history or prior offenses, ability to pay, effect on ability to continue to do business and such other matters as justice may require.
    Such civil penalty is recoverable in an action brought by the State's Attorney or the Attorney General on behalf of the State in the circuit court or, prior to referral to the State's Attorney or the Attorney General, such civil penalty may be compromised by the Department. The amount of such penalty when finally determined (or agreed upon in compromise), may be deducted from any sums owed by the State to the person charged. All civil penalties collected under this subsection shall be deposited in the Road Fund.
(Source: P.A. 94-519, eff. 8-10-05.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-108

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-108)
    Sec. 18b-108. Violations; Criminal penalties.
    (a) The provisions of Chapter 16 shall be applicable to acts committed by a driver of a motor vehicle that violate this Chapter or any rule or regulation issued under this Chapter.
    (b) Any driver who willfully violates any provision of this Chapter or any rule or regulation issued under this Chapter is guilty of a Class 4 felony. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, the maximum fine for each offense is $10,000. Such violation shall be prosecuted by the State's Attorney or the Attorney General.
    (c) Any person, other than a driver, who willfully violates or causes another to violate any provision of this Chapter or any rule or regulation issued under this Chapter is guilty of a Class 3 felony. In addition to any other penalties prescribed by law, the maximum fine for each offense is $25,000. Such violation shall be prosecuted at the request of the Department by the State's Attorney or the Attorney General.
(Source: P.A. 88-476; 89-179, eff. 1-1-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-109

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-109) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-109)
    Sec. 18b-109. Enforcement of Rules and Regulations. Only the Illinois State Police shall enforce the rules and regulations issued under this Chapter against drivers. The Department and the Illinois State Police shall enforce the rules and regulations issued under this Chapter against persons other than drivers.
(Source: P.A. 86-611.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-110

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-110) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-110)
    Sec. 18b-110. Conflict With Other Laws. This Chapter is not intended to affect any State law or ordinance of a local authority now in effect or intrude upon the duties and responsibilities of any State or local officer with respect to matters related to the subject to this Chapter, but in the case of any conflict with other State laws or ordinance of local authorities relating to the transportation of persons or property by highway, the provisions of this Chapter shall control.
(Source: P.A. 86-611.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-111

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-111) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18b-111)
    Sec. 18b-111. Review Under Administrative Review Law. All administrative decisions of the Department under this Chapter shall be subject to judicial review under the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/18b-112

    (625 ILCS 5/18b-112)
    Sec. 18b-112. Intermodal trailer, chassis, and safety.
    (a) Definitions. For purposes of this Section:
    "Department" means the Department of State Police.
    "Equipment interchange agreement" means a written document executed by the intermodal equipment provider and operator at the time the equipment is interchanged by the provider to the operator.
    "Equipment provider" is the owner of an intermodal trailer, chassis, or container. This includes any forwarding company, water carrier, steamship line, railroad, vehicle equipment leasing company, and their subsidiary or affiliated companies owning the equipment.
    "Federal motor carrier safety regulations" means regulations promulgated by the United States Department of Transportation governing the condition and maintenance of commercial motor vehicles contained in Title 49 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations on the day of enactment of this Act or as amended or revised by the United States Department of Transportation thereafter.
    "Interchange" means the act of providing a vehicle to a motor carrier by an equipment provider for the purpose of transporting the vehicle for loading or unloading by another party or the repositioning of the vehicle for the benefit of the equipment provider. "Interchange" does not include the leasing of the vehicle by a motor carrier from an owner-operator pursuant to subpart B of Part 376 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations or the leasing of a vehicle to a motor carrier for use in the motor carrier's over-the-road freight hauling operations.
    "Operator" means a motor carrier or driver of a commercial motor vehicle.
    "Vehicle" means an intermodal trailer, chassis, or container.
    (b) Responsibility of equipment provider. An equipment provider shall not interchange or offer for interchange a vehicle with an operator for use on a highway which vehicle is in violation of the requirements contained in the federal motor carrier safety regulations. It is the responsibility of the equipment provider to inspect and, if a vehicle at the time of inspection does not comply with all federal motor carrier safety regulation requirements, perform the necessary repairs on, all vehicles prior to interchange or offering for interchange.
    (c) Duty of inspection by the operator. Before interchanging a vehicle with an operator, an equipment provider must provide the operator the opportunity and facilities to perform a visual inspection of the equipment. The operator must determine if it complies with the provisions of the federal motor carrier safety regulation capable of being determined from an inspection. If the operator determines that the vehicle does not comply with the provisions of the federal motor carrier safety regulations, the equipment provider shall immediately perform the necessary repairs to the vehicle so that it complies with the federal motor carrier safety regulations or shall immediately provide the operator with another vehicle.
    (d) Presumption of defect prior to interchange.
        (1) If as a result of a roadside inspection by the
    
Department, any of the defects listed in paragraph (2) are discovered, a rebuttable presumption existed at the time of the interchange. If a summons or complaint is issued to the operator, the operator may seek relief pursuant to paragraph (3).
        (2) A rebuttable presumption exists that the
    
following defects were present at the time of the interchange:
            (A) There is a defect with the brake drum when:
                (I) the drum cracks;
                (II) the lining is loose or missing; or
                (III) the lining is saturated with oil.
            (B) There is a defect of inoperative brakes when:
                (I) there is no movement of any components;
                (II) there are missing, broken, or loose
            
components; or
                (III) there are mismatched components.
            (C) There is a defect with the air lines and
        
tubing when:
                (I) there is a bulge and swelling;
                (II) there is an audible air leak; or
                (III) there are air lines broken, cracked, or
            
crimped.
            (D) There is a defect with the reservoir tank
        
when there is any separation of original attachment points.
            (E) There is a defect with the frames when:
                (I) there is any cracked, loose, sagging, or
            
broken frame members which measure one and one-half inch in web or one inch or longer in bottom flange or any crack extending from web radius into bottom flange; or
                (II) there is any condition which causes
            
moving parts to come in contact with the frame.
            (F) There is an electrical defect when wires are
        
chaffed.
            (G) There is a defect with the wheel assembly
        
when:
                (I) there is low or no oil;
                (II) there is oil leakage on brake
            
components;
                (III) there are lug nuts that are loose or
            
missing; or
                (IV) the wheel bearings are not properly
            
maintained.
            (H) There is a defect with the tires when:
                (I) there is improper inflation;
                (II) there is tire separation from the
            
casing; or
                (III) there are exposed plys or belting
            
material.
            (I) There is defect with rim cracks when:
                (I) there is any circumferential crack,
            
except a manufactured crack; or
                (II) there is a lock or side ring cracked,
            
bent, broken, sprung, improperly seated, or mismatched.
            (J) There is a defect with the suspension when:
                (I) there are spring assembly leaves broken,
            
missing, or separated; or
                (II) there are spring hanger, u-bolts, or
            
axle positioning components cracked, broken loose, or missing.
            (K) There is a defect with the chassis locking
        
pins when there is any twist lock or fitting for securement that is sprung, broken, or improperly latched.
        (3) If an operator receives a citation for a
    
violation due to a defect in any equipment specified in subsection (d)(2), the equipment provider shall reimburse the operator for any:
            (A) fines and costs, including court costs and
        
reasonable attorneys fees, incurred as a result of the citation; and
            (B) costs incurred by the operator to repair the
        
defects specified in the citation, including any towing costs incurred.
        The equipment provider shall reimburse the operator
    
within 30 days of the final court action. If the equipment provider fails to reimburse the operator within 30 days, the operator has a civil cause of action against the equipment provider.
    (e) Fines and penalties. Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall be fined no less than $50 and no more than $500 for each violation.
    (f) Obligation of motor carrier. Nothing in this Section is intended to eliminate the responsibility and obligation of a motor carrier and operator to maintain and operate vehicles in accordance with the federal motor carrier safety regulations and applicable State and local laws and regulations.
    (g) This Section shall not be applied, construed, or implemented in any manner inconsistent with, or in conflict with, any provision of the federal motor carrier safety regulations.
(Source: P.A. 91-662, eff. 7-1-00.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C heading)
CHAPTER 18C. ILLINOIS COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION LAW

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 1

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 1 heading)
SUB-CHAPTER 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art I heading)
ARTICLE I. SHORT TITLE, LEGISLATIVE INTENT, STATE
TRANSPORTATION POLICY, AND DEFINITIONS

625 ILCS 5/18c-1101

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1101)
    Sec. 18c-1101. Short Title. This Chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Commercial Transportation Law".
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1102

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1102)
    Sec. 18c-1102. Legislative Intent. The General Assembly finds that:
        (a) a comprehensive recodification of existing
    
transportation regulatory statutes is needed to delete obsolete provisions and facilitate a coordinated approach to regulation of motor carriers, rail carriers, and brokers;
        (b) the accelerating pace of change in the
    
transportation industry, as an outgrowth of changing economic conditions and federal legislation, necessitates the streamlining of regulatory procedures to allow for prompt action to protect the interests of the people of the State of Illinois; and
        (c) an increasing incidence of unlawful activity by
    
unlicensed carriers and others has rendered existing enforcement mechanisms inadequate.
     Where the language of any provision in this Chapter is substantially similar to the language in the predecessor statute, the legislative intent expressed in this Chapter shall be the same as the legislative intent embodied in the predecessor statute as construed by the courts of this State and, where appropriate, reports of the Illinois Motor Vehicle Laws Commission.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1103

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1103)
    Sec. 18c-1103. State Transportation Policy. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State of Illinois to actively supervise and regulate commercial transportation of persons and property within this state. This policy shall be carried out in such manner as to: (a) promote adequate, economical, efficient and responsive commercial transportation service, with adequate revenues to carriers and reasonable rates to the public, and without discrimination; (b) recognize and preserve the inherent advantages of, and foster sound economic conditions in, the several modes of commercial transportation in the public interest; (c) develop and preserve a commercial transportation system properly supportive of the broad economic development goals of the State of Illinois; (d) create economic and employment opportunities in commercial transportation and affected industries through economic growth and development; (e) encourage fair wages and safe and suitable working conditions in the transportation industry; (f) protect the public safety through administration of a program of safety standards and insurance; (g) insure a stable and well-coordinated transportation system for shippers, carriers and the public; and (h) cooperate with the federal government, the several states, and with the organizations representing states and commercial transportation service providers and consumers.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1104

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1104)
    Sec. 18c-1104. Definitions. The following terms, when used in this Chapter, have the hereinafter designated meanings unless their context clearly indicates otherwise:
    (1) "Broker" means any person other than a motor carrier of property, that arranges, offers to arrange, or holds itself out, by solicitation, advertisement, or otherwise, as arranging or offering to arrange for-hire transportation of property or other service in connection therewith by a motor carrier of property which holds or is required to hold a license issued by the Commission.
    (2) "Carrier" means any motor carrier or rail carrier other than a private carrier.
    (3) "Certificate" means a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued under this Chapter to common carriers of household goods.
    (4) "Commission" means the Illinois Commerce Commission.
    (5) "Commission regulations and orders" means rules and regulations adopted and orders or decisions issued by the Commission pursuant to this Chapter; any certificate, permit, broker's license or other license or registration issued pursuant to such rules, regulations, orders and decisions; and all terms, conditions, or limitations thereof.
    (6) (Blank).
    (7) (Blank).
    (8) (Blank).
    (9) "Discrimination" means undue discrimination in the context of the particular mode of transportation involved.
    (10) "Farm crossing" means a crossing used for agricultural and livestock purposes only.
    (11) "For-hire" means for compensation or hire, regardless of the form of compensation and whether compensation is direct or indirect.
    (12) "Freight forwarder" means any person other than a motor carrier, rail carrier, or common carrier by pipeline which holds itself out as a common carrier to provide transportation of property, for compensation or hire, which, in the rendition of its services:
        (a) Undertakes responsibility for the consolidation
    
(where applicable), transportation, break-bulk (where applicable), and distribution of such property from the point of receipt to the point of delivery; and
        (b) Utilizes, for the transportation of such
    
property, the services of one or more motor carriers or rail carriers.
    (13) "Hazardous material" means any substance or material in a quantity and form determined by the federal Office of Hazardous Materials and the Federal Railroad Administration to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, or property when transported in commerce.
    (13.1) "Household goods" means:
        (A) Personal effects and property used or to be used
    
in a dwelling when a part of the equipment or supply of such dwelling; except that this subdivision (13.1) shall not be construed to include property moving from a factory or store, except such property as the householder has purchased with intent to use in his or her dwelling and that is transported at the request of, and the transportation charges paid to the carrier by, the householder;
        (B) Furniture, fixtures, equipment, and the property
    
of stores, offices, museums, institutions, hospitals, or other establishments, when a part of the stock, equipment, or supply of such stores, offices, museums, institutions, hospitals, or other establishments; except that this subdivision (13.1) shall not be construed to include the stock-in-trade of any establishment, whether consignor or consignee, other than used furniture and used fixtures, except when transported as an incident to the moving of the establishment, or a portion thereof, from one location to another; and
        (C) Articles, including, but not limited to, objects
    
of art, displays, and exhibits, which, because of their unusual nature or value, require the specialized handling and equipment usually employed in moving household goods; except that this subdivision (13.1) shall not be construed to include any article, whether crated or uncrated, that does not, because of its unusual nature or value, require the specialized handling and equipment usually employed in moving household goods.
    (13.2) "Household goods carrier" means a motor carrier of property authorized to transport household goods.
    (13.3) "Household goods common carrier" means any household goods carrier engaged in transportation for the general public over regular or irregular routes. Household goods common carriers may also be referred to as "common carriers of household goods".
    (13.4) "Household goods contract carrier" means any household goods carrier engaged in transportation under contract with a limited number of shippers (that shall not be freight forwarders, shippers' agents or brokers) that either (a) assigns motor vehicles for a continuing period of time to the exclusive use of the shipper or shippers served, or (b) furnishes transportation service designed to meet the distinct need of the shipper or shippers served. Household goods contract carriers may also be referred to as "contract carriers of household goods".
    (14) "Interstate carrier" means any person engaged in the for-hire transportation of persons or property in interstate or foreign commerce in this State, whether or not such transportation is pursuant to authority issued to it by the Interstate Commerce Commission.
    (15) "Intrastate carrier" means any person engaged in the for-hire transportation of persons or property in intrastate commerce in this State.
    (16) "Interstate commerce" means commerce between a point in the State of Illinois and a point outside the State of Illinois, or between points outside the State of Illinois when such commerce moves through Illinois, or between points in Illinois moving through another state in a bona fide operation that is either exempt from federal regulation or moves under a certificate or permit issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission authorizing interstate transportation, whether such commerce moves wholly by motor vehicle or partly by motor vehicle and partly by any other regulated means of transportation where the commodity does not come to rest or change its identity during the movement, and includes commerce originating or terminating in a foreign country moving through the State of Illinois.
    (17) "Intrastate commerce" means commerce moving wholly between points within the State of Illinois, whether such commerce moves wholly by one transportation mode or partly by one mode and partly by any other mode of transportation.
    (18) "License" means any certificate, permit, broker's license, or other license issued under this Chapter. For purposes of Article III of Sub-chapter 4 of this Chapter, "license" does not include a "public carrier certificate".
    (19) "Motor carrier" means any person engaged in the transportation of property or passengers, or both, for hire, over the public roads of this State, by motor vehicle. Motor carriers engaged in the transportation of property are referred to as "motor carriers of property"; motor carriers engaged in the transportation of passengers are referred to as "motor carriers of passengers" or "bus companies".
    (20) "Motor vehicle" means any vehicle, truck, trucktractor, trailer or semitrailer propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used upon the highways of the State in the transportation of property or passengers.
    (21) "Non-relocation towing" means the:
        (a) For-hire transportation of vehicles by use of
    
wrecker or towing equipment, other than the removal of trespassing vehicles from private property subject to the provisions of Chapter 18a of this Code, and other than transportation exempted by Section 18c-4102; and
        (b) For-hire towing of wheeled property other than
    
vehicles.
    (22) "Notice" means with regard to all proceedings except enforcement proceedings instituted on the motion of the Commission, and except for interstate motor carrier registrations, public notice by publication in the official state newspaper, unless otherwise provided in this Chapter.
    (23) "Official state newspaper" means the newspaper designated and certified to the Commission annually by the Director of Central Management Services of the State of Illinois, or, if said Director fails to certify to the Commission the name and address of the official newspaper selected by the Director prior to expiration of the previous certification, the newspaper designated in the most recent certification.
    (24) "Party" means any person admitted as a party to a Commission proceeding or seeking and entitled as a matter of right to admission as a party to a Commission proceeding.
    (25) "Permit" means a permit issued under this Chapter to contract carriers of property by motor vehicle.
    (26) "Person" means any natural person or legal entity, whether such entity is a proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity, and, where a provision concerns the acts or omissions of a person, includes the partners, officers, employees, and agents of the person, as well as any trustees, assignees, receivers, or personal representatives of the person.
    (27) "Private carrier by motor vehicle" means any person engaged in the transportation of property or passengers by motor vehicle other than for hire, whether the person is the owner, lessee or bailee of the lading or otherwise, when the transportation is for the purpose of sale, lease, or bailment and in furtherance of the person's primary business, other than transportation. "Private carriers by motor vehicle" may be referred to as "private carriers". Ownership, lease or bailment of the lading is not sufficient proof of a private carrier operation if the carrier is, in fact, engaged in the transportation of property for-hire.
    (27.1) "Public carrier" means a motor carrier of property, other than a household goods carrier.
    (27.2) "Public carrier certificate" means a certificate issued to a motor carrier to transport property, other than household goods, in intrastate commerce. The issuance of a public carrier certificate shall not be subject to the provisions of Article I of Sub-chapter 2 of this Chapter.
    (28) "Public convenience and necessity" shall be construed to have the same meaning under this Chapter as it was construed by the courts to have under the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law, with respect to motor carriers of property, and the Public Utilities Act with respect to motor carriers of passengers and rail carriers.
    (29) "Public interest" shall be construed to have the same meaning under this Chapter as it was construed by the courts to have under the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law.
    (30) "Rail carrier" means any person engaged in the transportation of property or passengers for hire by railroad, together with all employees or agents of such person or entity, and all property used, controlled, or owned by such person or entity.
    (31) "Railroad" means track and associated structures, including bridges, tunnels, switches, spurs, terminals and other facilities, and equipment, including engines, freight cars, passenger cars, cabooses, and other equipment, used in the transportation of property or passengers by rail.
    (32) "Rail yard" means a system of parallel tracks, cross-overs and switches where cars are switched and made up into trains, and where cars, locomotives, and other rolling stock are kept when not in use or awaiting repairs. A "rail yard" may also be referred to as a "yard".
    (33) "Rate" means every individual or joint rate, fare, toll, or charge of any carrier or carriers, any provisions relating to application thereof, and any tariff or schedule containing rates and provisions. The term "tariff" refers to a publication or document containing motor common carrier rates and provisions or rates and provisions applicable via rail carrier under contracts established pursuant to 49 U.S. Code 10713. The term "schedule" refers to a publication or document containing motor contract carrier rates and provisions.
    (34) "Registration" means a registration issued to an interstate carrier.
    (35) "Shipper" means the consignor or consignee.
    (36) "Terminal area" means, in addition to the area within the corporate boundary of an incorporated city, village, municipality, or community center, the area (whether incorporated or unincorporated) within 10 air miles of the corporate limits of the base city, village, municipality, or community center, including all of any city, village or municipality which lies within such area.
    (37) "Transfer" means the sale, lease, consolidation, merger, acquisition or change of control, or other transfer of a license, in whole or in part.
    (38) "Transportation" means the actual movement of property or passengers by motor vehicle (without regard to ownership of vehicles or equipment used in providing transportation service) or rail together with loading, unloading, and any other accessorial or ancillary service provided by the carrier in connection with movement by motor vehicle or rail, which is performed by or on behalf of the carriers, its employees or agents, or under the authority or direction of the carrier or under the apparent authority or direction and with the knowledge of the carrier. Transportation of property by motor vehicle includes driveaway or towaway delivery service.
    (39) "Towing" means the pushing, towing, or drawing of wheeled property by means of a crane, hoist, towbar, towline, or auxiliary axle.
    (40) "Wrecker or towing equipment" means tow trucks or auxiliary axles, when used in relation to towing accidentally wrecked or disabled vehicles; and roll-back carriers or trailers, when used in relation to transporting accidentally wrecked or disabled vehicles. Wrecker or towing equipment does not include car carriers or trailers other than roll-back car carriers or trailers.
(Source: P.A. 89-42, eff. 1-1-96; 89-444, eff. 1-25-96; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art II heading)
ARTICLE II. JURISDICTION AND POWER
OF THE COMMISSION

625 ILCS 5/18c-1201

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1201)
    Sec. 18c-1201. Jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of the Commission under this Chapter shall extend to for-hire transportation by motor carrier and rail carrier, the activities of brokers, and to other activities specifically enumerated herein, within the State of Illinois, and except as otherwise provided elsewhere in this Chapter shall extend only to intrastate commerce.
(Source: P.A. 89-42, eff. 1-1-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1202

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1202)
    Sec. 18c-1202. Enumeration of Powers. The Commission shall have the power to:
    (1) Administer and enforce provisions of this Chapter;
    (2) Regulate the entry, exit, and services of carriers; as to public carriers, this power is limited to matters relating to insurance and safety standards;
    (3) Regulate rates and practices of household goods carriers, rail carriers, passenger carriers, and common carriers by pipeline;
    (4) Establish and maintain systems of accounting as well as reporting and record-keeping requirements for household goods carriers, rail carriers, passenger carriers, and common carriers by pipeline;
    (5) Establish and maintain systems for the classification of carriers, commodities and services;
    (6) Regulate practices, terms and conditions relating to the leasing of equipment and to the interchange of equipment among carriers; as to public carriers, this power is limited to matters relating to insurance and safety standards;
    (7) Protect the public safety through insurance and safety standards;
    (8) Regulate brokers in accordance with provisions of this Chapter;
    (9) Adopt appropriate regulations setting forth the standards and procedures by which it will administer and enforce this Chapter, with such regulations being uniform for all modes of transportation or different for the different modes as will, in the opinion of the Commission, best effectuate the purposes of this Chapter;
    (10) Conduct hearings and investigations, on its own motion or the motion of a person;
    (11) Adjudicate disputes, hear complaints or other petitions for relief, and settle such matters by stipulation or agreement;
    (12) Create special procedures for the receipt and handling of consumer complaints;
    (13) Issue certificates describing the extent to which a person is exempt under the provisions of this Chapter;
    (14) Construe this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders, except that the rule of ejusdem generis shall not be applicable in the construction or interpretation of any license, certificate or permit originally issued under the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law and now governed by subchapter 4 of this Chapter or issued under subchapter 4 of this Chapter prior to July 1, 1989;
    (15) Employ such persons as are needed to administer and enforce this Chapter, in such capacities as they are needed, whether as hearings examiners, special examiners, enforcement officers, investigators, or otherwise;
    (16) Create advisory committees made up of representatives of the various transportation modes, shippers, receivers, or other members of the public;
    (17) Initiate and participate in proceedings in the federal or State courts, and in proceedings before federal or other State agencies, to the extent necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Chapter, provided that participation in specific proceedings is directed, in writing, by the Commission;
    (18) Direct any telecommunications carrier to disconnect the telephone number published in any commercial listing of any household goods carrier that does not have a valid license issued by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1203

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1203) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1203)
    Sec. 18c-1203. Initial Decisions.
    (1) Delegation of Authority.
        (a) General Delegation. The power to make an initial
    
decision in all matters under this Chapter and Chapter 18a which are interlocutory or which are not the subject of an active controversy between parties, except in motor carrier of property licensing cases and cases assigned for hearing, is delegated to one or more staff members who shall be designated by the Commission.
        (b) Delegation to Examiners. The power to make
    
initial decisions shall be vested in the examiner, in all cases assigned for hearing, except in household goods carrier licensing cases.
    (2) Form of Decisions. Decisions under this Section shall be by letter notice or directive, signed by the person authorized to make the initial decision. Such notice or directive shall be effective and enforceable in the same manner as an order of the Commission.
    (3) Appeal of Initial Decisions. All initial decisions rendered under this Section may be appealed to the Commission. Appeal of interlocutory decisions by an examiner in a case assigned for hearing shall be in accordance with the Commission's Rules of Practice. Appeal of other initial decisions shall be by motion for reconsideration in accordance with Section 18c-2110 of this Chapter.
    (4) Enforcement. An initial decision which has not been administratively appealed or the administrative appeal of which has been denied shall be effective and enforceable in the same manner as an order of the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1204

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1204) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1204)
    Sec. 18c-1204. Transportation Division.
    (1) Establishment. There shall be established within the staff of the Commission a Transportation Division in which primary staff responsibility for the administration and enforcement of this Chapter and Chapter 18a shall be vested. The Transportation Division shall be headed by a division manager responsible to the executive director.
    (2) Structure. The Transportation Division shall consist of 4 programs and 2 offices. The 4 programs shall be Compliance, Review and Examination, Docketing and Processing, and Rail Safety. Each program shall be headed by a program director and responsible to the division manager, except that in the Compliance Program the 3 staff supervisors shall each be responsible to the division manager. The 2 offices shall be the Office of Transportation Counsel and the Office of the Division Manager. The Office of Transportation Counsel shall be headed by a Chief Counsel responsible to the Division Manager. The Division Manager shall coordinate the activities and responsibilities of the Office of Transportation Counsel with the executive director and the personal assistant serving as staff counsel to the executive director in the office of the executive director, and with the Commission.
        (a) The Compliance Program.
            (i) The Compliance Program shall consist of a
        
police staff, a rate auditing staff, and a civil penalties staff. These staffs shall be headed by a Chief of Police, a Supervisor of Tariffs and Audits, and a Supervisor of Civil Penalties, respectively.
            (ii) The police staff shall be divided into
        
districts with a field office in each district. Each district shall be headed by a working supervisor responsible to the Chief of Police. All staff responsibility for enforcement of this Chapter, except with regard to rail safety, shall be vested in the Compliance Program.
        (b) The Review and Examination Program.
            (i) Staff responsibility for review of all
        
nonhearing matters under this Chapter and Chapter 18a and examination of all matters assigned for hearing under this Chapter and Chapter 18a shall be vested in the Review and Examination Program, except as otherwise provided in Section 18c-1204b.
            (ii) Hearing examiners in the program shall have
        
responsibility for developing a full, complete and impartial record on all issues to be decided in a proceeding; recommending disposition of the issues or making an initial decision on them, as provided in this Chapter; and setting forth in writing the basis for their recommendations or initial decisions. The program director shall be the chief hearing examiner for matters under this Chapter and Chapter 18a with responsibility to insure consistency of recommendations and initial decisions.
        (c) The Processing and Docketing Program. All staff
    
responsibility for docketing and processing filings, accounting of receipts and expenditures, issuing, file maintenance and other processing functions under this Chapter and Chapter 18a shall be vested in the Processing Program.
        (d) The Rail Safety Program. Staff responsibility for
    
administration and enforcement of the rail safety provisions of this Chapter shall be vested in the Rail Safety Program.
        (e) The Office of Transportation Counsel.
            (i) All Commission staff responsibility for
        
provision of legal services in connection with any matter under this Chapter, excepting any matter under subchapters 7 and 8 of this Chapter, or in connection with any matter under Chapter 18a shall, except with regard to functions vested in the review and examination program under paragraph (b) of this subsection, be vested exclusively in the Office of Transportation Counsel.
            (ii) The Office of Transportation Counsel shall,
        
when directed through the division manager to do so, represent the Commission or Commission staff in administrative or judicial proceedings and render staff advisory opinions to the executive director and the Commission.
        (f) Levels of Administration. No additional levels
    
of administration, supervision or authority shall be superimposed, or remain superimposed, between levels prescribed under this Section, and no organizational units may be created within the Transportation Division except as prescribed under this Section.
    (3) Additional Functions. Staff functions relating to rulemaking, policy recommendations and advisory committees under this Chapter and Chapter 18a shall be vested in the Transportation Division.
    The staff shall prepare and distribute to the General Assembly, in April of each year, a report on railway accidents in Illinois which involve hazardous materials. The report shall include the location, substance involved, amounts involved, and the suspected reason for each accident. The report shall also reveal the rail line and point of origin of the hazardous material involved in each accident.
(Source: P.A. 88-415.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1204a

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1204a) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1204a)
    Sec. 18c-1204a. Docketing Procedures. (1) Mandatory Docketing Requirement. All pleadings filed with the Commission under this Chapter and Chapter 18a shall be docketed in a timely manner.
    (2) Staff Objections. If staff believes a pleading filed with the Commission under this Chapter and Chapter 18a to be defective in any respect, it may file its objection with the Commission in writing, provided a copy of the objection is simultaneously served on the person who filed the pleading and 15 days are allowed for the filing of a reply. The Commission may, if it finds that the pleading is defective, either dismiss the proceeding or permit amendment of the pleading, provided that intervenors are permitted adequate time after amendment to prepare for continuation of the proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1204b

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1204b) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1204b)
    Sec. 18c-1204b. Certification of Records. Copies of all official documents and orders filed or deposited according to the law in the office of the Commission under this Chapter or Chapter 18a, certified by the director of the processing and docketing program to be true copies of the originals, under the official seal of the Commission, shall be evidence in like manner as the originals.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1204c

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1204c) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1204c)
    Sec. 18c-1204c. Independent Review of Decisions on Administrative Appeal. (1) Requirement of Independent Review. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this Section:
    (a) Review of Staff Decisions. No decision made by other than the Commission shall be reviewed on administrative appeal by the person or board which made the decision, unless the appeal requests review by the person or board which made the decision.
    (b) Review of Commission or Employee Board Decisions. No decision made by the Commission or an employee board shall be reviewed on administrative appeal by the person or board which made the formal recommendation pursuant to which the decision was made, unless the appeal requests review by the person or board which made the formal recommendation.
    (2) Independent Review Board. (a) Establishment of an Independent Review Board. The Commission shall establish an Independent Review Board which shall review motions for rehearing and reconsideration which do not request review by the person or board which made the decision or the formal recommendation pursuant to which the decision was made.
    (b) Composition of the Independent Review Board. The Board shall consist of 3 members appointed by the Commission, one of whom shall be designated as the chairman. The Commission shall appoint the members from Commission staff whose expenses may be allocated to the Transportation Regulatory Fund under Section 18c-1603. If the Transportation Division is not represented on the Board by a voting member, the Commission shall appoint a nonvoting member from the Transportation Division.
    (c) Functions of the Independent Review Board. The Board shall review all motions presented to it under this Section. The Board may, in its discretion, review the record of the proceeding and hear oral argument by the parties. The Board shall recommend a decision by the Commission. If a Board member dissents from the recommendation, any dissenting opinion supplied by the member shall be attached.
    (3) Applicability of Section. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any matter arising under Subchapter 7 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 86-1005.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1204d

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1204d) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1204d)
    Sec. 18c-1204d. Staff participation. (1) General Provisions. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, Commission staff participation in the administration or enforcement of this Law in a supervisory, advisory, or other capacity shall be limited to personnel whose expenses are, in whole or in part, allocable to the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
    (2) Exceptions. The provisions of subsection (1) of this Section shall not apply to:
    (a) Staff of the office of chairman and commissioners serving as personal assistants or clerical support to the members;
    (b) Members of the Independent Review Board serving on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, while serving in their current capacities; or
    (c) Commission staff other than the staff of the office of chairman and commissioners participating in proceedings involving subchapters 5, 6, 7 or 8 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 86-1005.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1204e

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1204e) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1204e)
    Sec. 18c-1204e. Communications with the Office of Chairman and Commissioners. (1) The chairman, members and executive director shall jointly adopt and adhere to written procedures concerning communication with staff of the Transportation Division to insure that:
    (a) Communications from the members or staff of the office of chairman and commissioners which do not require substantial work from staff shall be transmitted to the manager of the Transportation Division; and
    (b) Communications from the members or staff of the office of chairman and commissioners which do require substantial work from staff shall be transmitted to the executive director.
    (2) The executive director shall establish written procedures, which staff other than staff of the office of chairman and commissioners shall adhere to, in regard to communications of such staff to the chairman, members or staff of the office of chairman and commissioners.
(Source: P.A. 86-1005.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1205

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1205) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1205)
    Sec. 18c-1205. Qualifications of Transportation Compliance Program Staff.
    (1) General provisions. The manager of the Transportation Division shall establish and adhere to written professional standards and procedures for the employment, education and training, performance and dismissal of all nonclerical compliance program personnel. Such standards and procedures shall include:
        (a) Merit standards and procedures, and education
    
requirements, applicable to State troopers, and training requirements at least equivalent to that received from a police training school approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, together with such additional qualifications as are needed under this Chapter, for all nonclerical field operations personnel;
        (b) Successful completion of an accredited accounting
    
or transportation-related education program, or at least 4 years experience in motor carrier rate analysis or auditing, plus such additional qualifications as are needed under this Chapter, for all nonclerical rate auditing personnel; and
        (c) Successful completion of an accredited legal or
    
paralegal education program, or equivalent administrative law experience, plus such additional qualifications as are needed under this Chapter, for all nonclerical civil penalties program personnel.
    (2) Merit Selection Committee. Standards and procedures under this Section for police shall include the establishment of one or more merit selection committees, each composed of one Commission employee and no fewer than 3, nor more than 5, persons who are not employed by the Commission, each of whom shall from time to time be designated by the division manager, subject to the approval of the Commission. The division manager shall submit a list of candidates to the committee or subcommittee thereof for its consideration. The committee or subcommittee thereof shall interview each candidate on the list and rate those interviewed as "most qualified", "qualified", or "not qualified". The committee shall recommend candidates rated "most qualified" and "qualified" to the division manager. In filling positions to which this Section applies, the division manager shall first offer the position to persons rated "most qualified". If all persons rated "most qualified" have been offered the position and each failed to accept the offer within the time specified by the division manager in the offer, the position may be offered to a person rated "qualified". Only persons rated "most qualified" or "qualified" shall be offered positions within the Compliance Program.
    (3) The Commission shall authorize to each employee of the Commission exercising the powers of a peace officer a distinct badge that, on its face, (i) clearly states the badge is authorized by the Commission and (ii) contains a unique identifying number. No other badge shall be authorized by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99; 91-883, eff. 1-1-01.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art III heading)
ARTICLE III. EMPLOYEE BOARDS

625 ILCS 5/18c-1301

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1301)
    Sec. 18c-1301. Employee Boards Generally. The Commission may, except as expressly provided in this Section, delegate one or more of its functions under this Chapter to Transportation Employee Boards. The Commission shall reserve to itself the function of making transportation policy. The Board shall be subject, in its deliberations, to all restraints which would govern the Commission if such functions had not been delegated to a Board, and to such other restraints as the Commission may by regulation prescribe. All decisions delegated to an Employee Board shall be appealable to the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1302

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1302)
    Sec. 18c-1302. Members of Employee Boards.
    (1) Appointment of Members. Each board shall have 3 members. Members of employee boards established under provisions of this Article shall be appointed by the Commission. When any member is unable to act upon any matter before a Board because of absence, conflict, or other cause, and a qualified alternate appointed by the Commission is available, such alternate shall be called upon to serve on the Board. If no qualified alternate is available, the Chairman of the Commission may designate another qualified employee to serve temporarily until a member appointed by the Commission is available to serve.
    (2) Qualification of Members. The Commission or its Chairman may, subject to limitations set forth in this Section, appoint any manager, section chief, examiner, attorney, or other qualified professional employee to serve on an Employee Board, either as a regular member or as an alternate member. No Employee Board member shall participate in any decision in which such person has a pecuniary or other direct interest. No 3 sitting members of an Employee Board shall be employed in the same division of the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 86-86-1166.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1303

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1303)
    Sec. 18c-1303. Conduct of Employee Board Proceedings. A majority of an Employee Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Decisions on matters before an Employee Board shall be by majority vote of members present. Any party may appear before an Employee Board and be heard, in person or by representative, to the extent such party would be permitted to appear and be heard before the Commission itself. Each meeting of an Employee Board shall be a public meeting. Every vote and official act of an Employee Board shall be entered of record, and such records shall be made public on request.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1304

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1304) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1304)
    Sec. 18c-1304. Orders of Employee Boards. Employee Board orders shall be served, in writing, on all parties to the proceeding in which the order is entered. Such orders shall contain, in addition to the decision of the Board, a statement of findings, conclusions, or other reasons therefore. Employee Board decisions and orders shall have the same force and effect, and may be made, issued, and evidenced in the same manner, as if the decision had been made and the order issued by the Commission itself. The filing of a timely motion for reconsideration shall, unless otherwise provided by the Commission, stay the effect of an Employee Board order pending reconsideration.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art IV

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. MODIFICATION OF STANDARDS
AND PROCEDURES

625 ILCS 5/18c-1401

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1401) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1401)
    Sec. 18c-1401. Modification of Standards and Procedures in Response to Preemptive Federal Legislation. The Commission may, except with regard to licensing and ratemaking standards for motor carriers of property or passengers, conform its standards and procedures to the standards and procedures in a valid, preemptive federal statute where the provisions of this Chapter are in conflict with and would otherwise be preempted by such statute, any other provision of this Chapter notwithstanding.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1402

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1402) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1402)
    Sec. 18c-1402. Interim Rulemaking. The Commission may, by publishing interim rules in the official state newspaper and simultaneously initiating rulemaking proceedings in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act:
    (1) Modify its standards and procedures in accordance with Section 18c-1401 of this Chapter; or
    (2) Modify its procedures in accordance with this Chapter in response to other circumstances impacting on the jurisdiction of the Commission in the field of transportation which are not of the Commission's own making but which necessitate adoption or amendment of regulations prior to the completion of normal rulemaking proceedings pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to permit modification of licensing or ratemaking standards for motor carriers of property or passengers.
    Such interim rules shall remain in effect only until regulations are adopted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art V

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art V heading)
ARTICLE V. FEES AND TAXES

625 ILCS 5/18c-1501

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1501) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1501)
    Sec. 18c-1501. Franchise, Franchise Renewal, Filing and Other Fees for Motor Carriers of Property.
    (1) Franchise, Franchise Renewal, Filing, and Other Fee Levels in Effect Absent Commission Regulations Prescribing Different Fee Levels. The levels of franchise, franchise renewal, filing, and other fees for motor carriers of property in effect, absent Commission regulations prescribing different fee levels, shall be:
        (a) Franchise and franchise renewal fees: $19 for
    
each motor vehicle operated by a motor carrier of property in intrastate commerce, and $2 for each motor vehicle operated by a motor carrier of property in interstate commerce.
        (b) Filing fees: $100 for each application seeking a
    
Commission license or other authority, the reinstatement of a cancelled license or authority, or authority to establish a rate, other than by special permission, excluding both released rate applications and rate filings which may be investigated or suspended but which require no prior authorization for filing; $25 for each released rate application and each application to register as an interstate carrier; $15 for each application seeking special permission in regard to rates; and $15 for each equipment lease.
    (2) Adjustment of Fee Levels. The Commission may, by rulemaking in accordance with provisions of The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, adjust franchise, franchise renewal, filing, and other fees for motor carriers of property by increasing or decreasing them from levels in effect absent Commission regulations prescribing different fee levels. Franchise and franchise renewal fees prescribed by the Commission for motor carriers of property shall not exceed:
        (a) $50 for each motor vehicle operated by a
    
household goods carrier in intrastate commerce;
        (a-5) $15 for each motor vehicle operated by a public
    
carrier in intrastate commerce; and
        (b) $7 for each motor vehicle operated by a motor
    
carrier of property in interstate commerce.
    (3) Late-Filing Fees.
        (a) Commission to Prescribe Late-Filing Fees. The
    
Commission may prescribe fees for the late filing of proof of insurance, operating reports, franchise or franchise renewal fee applications, or other documents required to be filed on a periodic basis with the Commission.
        (b) Late-filing Fees to Accrue Automatically.
    
Late-filing fees shall accrue automatically from the filing deadline set forth in Commission regulations, and all persons or entities required to make such filings shall be on notice of such deadlines.
        (c) Maximum Fees. Late-filing fees prescribed by the
    
Commission shall not exceed $100 for an initial period, plus $10 for each day after the expiration of the initial period. The Commission may provide for waiver of all or part of late-filing fees accrued under this subsection on a showing of good cause.
        (d) Effect of Failure to Make Timely Filings and Pay
    
Late-Filing Fees. Failure of a person to file proof of continuous insurance coverage or to make other periodic filings required under Commission regulations shall make licenses and registrations held by the person subject to revocation or suspension. The licenses or registrations cannot thereafter be returned to good standing until after payment of all late-filing fees accrued and not waived under this subsection.
    (4) Payment of Fees.
        (a) Franchise and Franchise Renewal Fees. Franchise
    
and franchise renewal fees for motor carriers of property shall be due and payable on or before the 31st day of December of the calendar year preceding the calendar year for which the fees are owing, unless otherwise provided in Commission regulations.
        (b) Filing and Other Fees. Filing and other fees
    
(including late-filing fees) shall be due and payable on the date of filing, or on such other date as is set forth in Commission regulations.
    (5) When Fees Returnable.
        (a) Whenever an application to the Illinois Commerce
    
Commission is accompanied by any fee as required by law and such application is refused or rejected, said fee shall be returned to said applicant.
        (b) The Illinois Commerce Commission may reduce by
    
interlineation the amount of any personal check or corporate check or company check drawn on the account of and delivered by any person for payment of a fee required by the Illinois Commerce Commission.
        (c) Any check altered pursuant to above shall be
    
endorsed by the Illinois Commerce Commission as follows: "This check is warranted to subsequent holders and to the drawee to be in the amount $      ."
        (d) All applications to the Illinois Commerce
    
Commission requiring fee payment upon reprinting shall contain the following authorization statement: "My signature authorizes the Illinois Commerce Commission to lower the amount of check if fee submitted exceeds correct amount."
(Source: P.A. 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1502

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1502) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1502)
    Sec. 18c-1502. Gross Receipts Taxes For Motor Carriers of Passengers and Rail Carriers. Each motor carrier of passengers and rail carrier shall pay to the Commission, in accordance with Sections 2-202, 3-120 and 3-121 of "The Public Utilities Act", as amended, a gross receipts tax in the amount provided herein.
    The amount of the tax for motor carriers of passengers shall be prescribed by the Commission by rulemaking in accordance with provisions of The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, and shall not exceed 0.1% of the carrier's gross Illinois intrastate revenues for each calendar year.
    The amount of the tax for rail carriers shall be 0.15% of the carrier's gross Illinois intrastate revenues for each calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 89-42, eff. 1-1-96; 89-699, eff. 1-16-97.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1502.05

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1502.05)
    Sec. 18c-1502.05. Route Mileage Fee for Rail Carriers. Beginning with calendar year 2004, every rail carrier shall pay to the Commission for each calendar year a route mileage fee of $45 for each route mile of railroad right of way owned by the rail carrier in Illinois. The fee shall be based on the number of route miles as of January 1 of the year for which the fee is due, and the payment of the route mileage fee shall be due by February 1 of each calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1502.10

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1502.10)
    Sec. 18c-1502.10. Railroad-Highway Grade Crossing and Grade Separation Fee. Beginning with calendar year 2004, every rail carrier shall pay to the Commission for each calendar year a fee of $28 for each location at which the rail carrier's track crosses a public road, highway, or street, whether the crossing be at grade, by overhead structure, or by subway. The fee shall be based on the number of the crossings as of January 1 of each calendar year, and the fee shall be due by February 1 of each calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1503

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1503) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1503)
    Sec. 18c-1503. Legislative Intent. It is the intent of the Legislature that the exercise of powers under Sections 18c-1501 and 18c-1502 of this Chapter shall not diminish revenues to the Commission, and that any surplus or deficit of revenues in the Transportation Regulatory Fund, together with any projected changes in the cost of administering and enforcing this Chapter, should be considered in establishing or adjusting fees and taxes in succeeding years. The Commission shall administer fees and taxes under this Chapter in such a manner as to insure that any surplus generated or accumulated in the Transportation Regulatory Fund does not exceed 50% of the previous fiscal year's appropriation and shall adjust the level of such fees and taxes to insure compliance with this provision.
(Source: P.A. 95-1027, eff. 6-1-09.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1504

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1504) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1504)
    Sec. 18c-1504. Reciprocity. The Commission may enter into agreements with agencies in other jurisdictions for the reciprocal waiver of motor carrier fees or taxes administered by the Commission, and may revoke such agreements where another jurisdiction does not extend reciprocal treatment to carriers based in the State of Illinois. The Commission may, in addition, and notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter, prescribe fees for carriers based in jurisdictions other than the State of Illinois equal to fees charged to Illinois carriers by such other jurisdictions.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1505

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1505) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1505)
    Sec. 18c-1505. Proration of Fees. The Commission may prorate fees and levies provided in this Chapter throughout the calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art VI

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. TRANSPORTATION REGULATORY FUND

625 ILCS 5/18c-1601

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1601) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1601)
    Sec. 18c-1601. Deposit of Monies into the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
    (1) Deposit of Fees, Taxes, and Monies Other Than Criminal Fines. All fees, penalties (other than criminal penalties) or monies collected in settlement of enforcement proceedings, taxes, and other monies collected under this Chapter or which are transferred, appropriated or reimbursed to the Commission for the purpose of administering and enforcing this Chapter, shall be promptly paid into a special fund in the State treasury known as the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
    (2) Accounting for Monies Received. The Commission shall account separately for the receipt of monies from the following classes:
        (a) motor carriers of property (other than carriers
    
engaged in nonrelocation towing);
        (b) rail carriers; and
        (c) other monies.
    The Commission may account separately with regard to groups of persons within the foregoing classes.
    (3) Deposit of criminal fines. Criminal fines collected under this Chapter from motor carriers of property or persons or entities found to have aided or abetted motor carriers of property or passengers in violation of this Chapter shall be disposed of in accordance with Section 16-105 of this Code. Other criminal fines collected under this Chapter shall be deposited into the Transportation Regulatory Fund in accordance with subsection (1) of this Section.
    (4) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1602

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1602) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1602)
    Sec. 18c-1602. Appropriations from the Transportation Regulatory Fund. (1) Appropriation of Monies. Appropriations from the Transportation Regulatory Fund shall be separately identified both in the Commission's appropriations request and the Act by which appropriations from the Fund are made.
    (2) Authorization of Staff Positions. Authorized staff positions to be funded with monies appropriated from the Transportation Regulatory Fund shall be separately identified in the Commission's appropriations request.
    (3) Appropriations and Authorizations Not Transferable. Appropriations from the Transportation Regulatory Fund shall be used only for the administration and enforcement of this Chapter and Chapter 18a. Such appropriations and authorized headcount may be transferred within the Transportation Regulatory Fund, but may not be transferred to any other fund.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1603

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1603) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1603)
    Sec. 18c-1603. Expenditures from the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
    (1) Authorization of Expenditures from the Fund. Monies deposited in the Transportation Regulatory Fund shall be expended only for the administration and enforcement of this Chapter and Chapter 18a. Moneys in the Fund may also be used to administer the Personal Property Storage Act.
    (2) Allocation of Expenses to the Fund.
        (a) Expenses Allocated Entirely to the Transportation
    
Regulatory Fund. All expenses of the Transportation Division shall be allocated to the Transportation Regulatory Fund, provided that they were:
            (i) Incurred by and for staff employed within the
        
Transportation Division and accountable, directly or through a program director or staff supervisor, to the Transportation Division manager;
            (ii) Incurred exclusively in the administration
        
and enforcement of this Chapter and Chapter 18a; and
            (iii) Authorized by the Transportation Division
        
manager.
        (b) Expenses Partially Allocated to the
    
Transportation Regulatory Fund. A portion of expenses for the following persons and activities may be allocated to the Transportation Regulatory Fund:
            (i) The Executive Director, his deputies and
        
personal assistants, and their clerical support;
            (ii) The legislative liaison activities of the
        
Office of Legislative Affairs, its constituent elements and successors;
            (iii) The activities of the Bureau of Planning
        
and Operations on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, exclusive of the Chief Clerk's office;
            (iv) The payroll expenses of Commissioners'
        
assistants;
            (v) The internal auditor;
            (vi) The in-state travel expenses of the
        
Commissioners to and from the offices of the Commission; and
            (vii) The Public Affairs Group, its constituent
        
elements, and its successors.
        (c) Allocation Methodology for Expenses Other Than
    
Commissioners' Assistants. The portion of total expenses (other than commissioners' assistants' expenses) allocated to the Transportation Regulatory Fund under paragraph (b) of this subsection shall be the portion of staff time spent exclusively on administration and enforcement of this Chapter and Chapter 18a, as shown by a time study updated at least once each 6 months.
        (d) (Blank).
        (e) Allocation methodology for Commissioners'
    
Assistants Expenses. Five percent of the payroll expenses of commissioners' assistants may be allocated to the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
        (f) Expenses not allocable to the Transportation
    
Regulatory Fund. No expenses shall be allocated to or paid from the Transportation Regulatory Fund except as expressly authorized in paragraphs (a) through (e) of this subsection. In particular, no expenses shall be allocated to the Fund which were incurred by or in relation to the following persons and activities:
            (i) Commissioners' travel, except as otherwise
        
provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this subsection;
            (ii) Commissioners' assistants except as
        
otherwise provided in paragraphs (b) and (e) of this subsection;
            (iii) The Policy Analysis and Research Division,
        
its constituent elements and successors;
            (iv) The Chief Clerk's office, its constituent
        
elements and successors;
            (v) The Hearing Examiners Division, its
        
constituent elements and successors, and any hearing examiners or hearings conducted, in whole or in part, outside the Transportation Division;
            (vi) (Blank);
            (vii) The Office of General Counsel, its
        
constituent elements and successors, including but not limited to the Office of Public Utility Counsel and any legal staff in the office of the executive director, but not including the personal assistant serving as staff counsel to the executive director as provided in Section 18c-1204(2) and the Office of Transportation Counsel; and
            (viii) Any other expenses or portion thereof not
        
expressly authorized in this subsection to be allocated to the Fund.
        The constituent elements of the foregoing shall, for
    
purposes of this Section be their constituent elements on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987.
    (3) (Blank).
    (4) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 96-515, eff. 1-1-10.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1604

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1604) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1604)
    Sec. 18c-1604. Annual Report of Expenditures. The Commission shall, within 60 calendar days after the end of the lapse period for each fiscal year, submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a report of the following for such fiscal year:
        (1) All monies deposited in the Transportation
    
Regulatory Fund, showing the total and subtotals by class as defined in subsection (2) of Section 18c-1601 of this Chapter;
        (2) All expenditures from the Transportation
    
Regulatory Fund, showing the total and the sub-totals by class as defined in subsection (2) of Section 18c-1601 of this Chapter;
        (3) A listing and description by function of all
    
staff positions actually funded, in whole or in part, at any time during the fiscal year, from the Transportation Regulatory Fund; and
        (4) The methods used to allocate expenses between the
    
Transportation Regulatory Fund and other funds, and between classes within the Transportation Regulatory Fund.
(Source: P.A. 94-839, eff. 6-6-06.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art VII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 1 Art VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW

625 ILCS 5/18c-1701

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1701) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1701)
    Sec. 18c-1701. Violations Defined. Each person who fails to comply, in whole or in part, with any provision of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders shall have committed a violation of this Chapter. Likewise, any person who aids or abets another in such failure to comply shall have committed a violation of this Chapter. The agent of a carrier shall not be found to have aided or abetted in violation of this Chapter where the act of the agent was required by this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders. The act or omission of any officer, employee, or agent within the scope of such person's office, employment or agency shall be deemed the act or omission of the business entity; such entity shall be named as the party defendant or respondent and the officer, employee, or agent shall not be held liable. Failure to comply with more than one provision of this Chapter or regulations or orders hereunder shall constitute multiple violations. Each day's continuance of a violation shall constitute a separate violation.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1702

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1702) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1702)
    Sec. 18c-1702. Responsibility for Enforcement. It shall be the duty of the Commission and of the State Police and the Secretary of State to conduct investigations, make arrests, and take any other action necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1703

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1703) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1703)
    Sec. 18c-1703. Investigations and Arrests. (1) Enforcement Officers and Investigators. Enforcement officers and investigators appointed by the Commission shall have, and may exercise throughout the state, all the powers of police officers when enforcing provisions of this Chapter, subject to the regulations and orders of the Commission.
    (2) Investigations.
    (a) General Provisions. The Commission, through its employees, shall conduct such investigations as are necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter.
    (b) Examination, Audit and Production of Records. Authorized employees of the Commission shall have the power at any and all times to examine, audit, or demand production of all accounts, books, records, memoranda, and other papers in the possession or control of a license or registration holder, its employees or agents. In addition, every person other than a license or registration holder and every officer, employee or agent of such person shall permit every authorized employee of the Commission, upon administrative subpoena issued by the Chairman or his designee or the Attorney General, to inspect and copy any accounts, books, records, memoranda, letters, checks, vouchers, telegrams, documents, or other papers in its possession or control which the Commission deems necessary to the proper conduct of an investigation to determine whether provisions of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, have been violated.
    (c) Inspection of Equipment and Facilities. Authorized employees of the Commission shall have the power at all times to inspect the equipment, facilities, and other property of the licensee in the possession or control of a carrier or broker, its employees or agents.
    (d) Special Investigations. The Commission may also conduct special investigations as necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter. Where such person is found by the Commission to have violated this Chapter, and where the Commission imposes a sanction for such violation under Section 18c-1704 of this Chapter, the Commission may impose on such person an assessment of reasonable expenses incurred by the Commission in the investigation and subsequent proceeding. Such assessment shall not exceed a fee of $100 per work day or $50 per half work day, per employee, for the payroll costs of the Commission staff, plus actual transportation (in accordance with applicable state employee travel expense reimbursement regulations) and all other actual expenses incurred in the special investigation and subsequent proceeding.
    (3) Arrests and Citations. The Commission shall make arrests and issue notices of civil violations where necessary for the enforcement of this Chapter. No rail carrier employee shall be arrested for violation of this Chapter. No person operating a motor vehicle in violation of the licensing or safety provisions of this Chapter shall be permitted to transport property or passengers beyond the point of arrest unless, in the opinion of the officer making the arrest, it is necessary to transport the property or passengers to another location to insure their safety or to preserve or tend cargo carried in the vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1704

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1704) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1704)
    Sec. 18c-1704. Sanctions. Each violation of this Chapter shall subject the violator to the following sanctions, except as otherwise provided elsewhere in this Chapter. Sanctions provided for in this Section may be imposed by the Commission only in compliance with the notice and hearing requirements of Section 18c-2102 of this Chapter.
    (1) Criminal Misdemeanor Penalties. Each violation of this Chapter shall constitute a Class C misdemeanor.
    (2) Civil Penalties. The Commission may assess, against any person found by it to have violated this Chapter, a civil penalty not greater than $1,000 nor less than $100 per violation. The penalty assessed by the Commission shall reflect the number and severity of violations found to have been committed. Penalties assessed by the Commission shall be enforced by any court having venue in enforcement cases under this Chapter.
    (3) Cease and Desist Orders. The Commission may, where a person is found after hearing to have violated this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, and justice requires, order the person to cease and desist from further or from any future violations. A cease and desist order may be entered on the Commission's own motion or by agreement between the parties. Orders and agreements under this Section shall be valid and enforceable for the period stated therein, not to exceed 2 years from the date the order or agreement is approved by the Commission, unless the parties stipulate otherwise. Such orders and agreements shall be enforceable in any court of this State having venue and jurisdiction in enforcement actions under this Chapter. Failure to comply with a Commission cease and desist order shall constitute a violation of this Chapter separate and apart from any underlying violations.
    (4) Stipulated Settlements.
        (a) General Provisions. The Commission may accept a
    
reasonable monetary settlement, suspension or revocation of a license or registration, or any other reasonable terms stipulated between the respondent and staff, with or without a finding of violations.
        (b) Presumption of Reasonableness. Such stipulations
    
shall be presumed reasonable. Unless the terms of a stipulation exceed such parameters as the Commission may establish, this presumption is rebuttable only by evidence of record at hearing.
        (c) Parameters. Parameters for settlement shall be
    
based on type of violation; severity, as measured by revenues from unlawful activities; and number of violations. Minimum settlement amounts may be established.
        (d) Orders. Orders suspending proposed settlements
    
shall cite reasons for suspension which are specific to the case. Orders rejecting proposed settlements shall recite the grounds on which the settlements are found to be unreasonable and describe the evidence which supports such findings.
    (5) Injunctive Relief. Any court with jurisdiction and venue for purposes of enforcing this Chapter shall have the power to enjoin any person from committing violations of this Chapter. Suit for penalties shall not be a prerequisite to injunctive relief. No bond shall be required when injunctive relief is granted at the request of the Commission.
    (6) Suspension or Revocation of Licenses and Registrations.
        (a) Availability of Suspension and Revocation as
    
Sanctions. Violation of this Chapter by a motor carrier of property or passengers shall, in addition to other sanctions provided herein, subject the violator to suspension or revocation of any or all Commission licenses and registrations. The Commission may impose the sanctions of suspension and revocation. Where the violation is failure of a motor carrier of property or passengers to have in effect and file proof of continuous insurance coverage in accordance with this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders, the license or registration or both may be suspended by telephonic or telegraphic directive, confirmed by certified or registered mail or personal service, pending final disposition of revocation proceedings.
        (b) Suspension Pending Adjudication. Where the
    
violation is failure of a motor carrier of property to pay a franchise or franchise renewal fee, the license or registration or both may be suspended by certified or registered mail or personally served directive, pending final disposition of revocation proceedings.
        (c) Special Revocation Procedures.
            (i) Notice. The Commission shall serve notice
        
upon all persons who have failed to pay a franchise tax, license fee, or penalty required under the Business Corporation Act of 1983, or who have failed to comply with this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders, regarding the filing of proof of continuous insurance or bond coverage, the payment of periodic fees, the filing of periodic reports, the payment of civil penalties, or the filing of rates to the full extent of a carrier's authority. The notice shall advise such person of the apparent violations and state that, unless the Commission receives a written request for hearing or extension of time within 30 days from the date the notice is served, the person's license or registration will be revoked by operation of law without further action by the Commission.
            (ii) Extensions of Time. The Commission may grant
        
one extension of time not exceeding 60 days where the extension will not endanger the public.
            (iii) Request for Hearing. If a timely written
        
request for hearing is received, no further action shall be taken until the requirements of Section 18c-2102 of this Chapter have been satisfied.
            (iv) Revocation by Operation of Law. If, at the
        
expiration of the applicable time period, the person has not complied with the pertinent requirements, and a written request for hearing has not been received, the person will be deemed to have waived hearing and the license or registration shall be revoked by operation of law without further action by the Commission as if the Commission has served an order on the date following expiration revoking the license or registration.
    (7) Probation. The Commission may probate the imposition of any of the sanctions set forth in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-415.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1705

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1705) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1705)
    Sec. 18c-1705. Expedited Enforcement Procedures. The Commission shall, within 60 days from the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987, implement expedited administrative enforcement procedures.
    (a) Initiation of Administrative Enforcement Proceedings. The Transportation Division Manager or his designee shall have the power to issue, or refuse to issue, a notice or citation instituting an administrative enforcement proceeding.
    (b) Settlement of Enforcement Proceedings by Stipulation.
        (i) Power to Negotiate Settlements. The
    
Transportation Division Manager or his designee shall have the power to negotiate and sign proposed settlements of enforcement proceedings by written stipulation.
        (ii) Review and Acceptance of Stipulations. The
    
Commission shall provide for any appropriate and necessary review of proposed settlements within 30 days after a stipulation is signed by the parties. Unless a stipulation is suspended for review by order of the Commission served within 30 calendar days after it was signed by the parties, it shall be deemed accepted by operation of law. A stipulation which has been suspended for review shall likewise be deemed accepted by operation of law unless it is rejected by order of the Commission served within 45 days after it was suspended. A stipulation which is deemed accepted under this sub-paragraph shall become effective and shall be enforceable in the same manner as an order of the Commission.
        (iii) Administrative Appeal of Settlements.
    
Administrative appeal of a stipulation which has been approved by order of the Commission or by operation of law shall be by motion for rehearing or reconsideration in accordance with Section 18c-2110 of this Chapter. The right to administratively appeal a settlement may be waived by written stipulation.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sb 1 Art VIII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sb 1 Art VIII heading)
ARTICLE VIII. SERVICE OF NOTICES,
ORDERS AND PROCESS

625 ILCS 5/18c-1801

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1801) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1801)
    Sec. 18c-1801. Persons Who May be Served. It shall be the responsibility of each person subject to the licensing or ratemaking provisions of this Chapter to keep on file with the Commission the name of a person upon whom notices, orders, or process in administrative or judicial proceedings under this Chapter may be served, together with a current address within the State of Illinois at which such person may be served. The Commission shall maintain a file of such "agents for service of process." Service of any Commission notice, order, or process on the agent for service of process at the address shown in the file shall be conclusively presumed to be service on the carrier, broker, or other person. If a person fails to make the filing required herein, the person may be served at the most current address in other records of the Commission, or at the address on file with the Secretary of State for service of process, and the same conclusive presumption shall apply.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-1802

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-1802) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-1802)
    Sec. 18c-1802. Time of Service. Notices, orders, process and other correspondence of the Commission shall be deemed served at the time they are deposited in the United States mail or delivered to a commercial delivery service or delivered in person by an employee or agent of the Commission. Notices, orders, process and other correspondence shall be deemed served on the Commission at the time of receipt.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 2

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 2 heading)
SUB-CHAPTER 2. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE
COMMISSION AND THE COURTS

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 2 Art I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 2 Art I heading)
ARTICLE I. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS
BEFORE THE COMMISSION

625 ILCS 5/18c-2101

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2101)
    Sec. 18c-2101. Hearings in household goods carrier licensing cases.
    (1) Hearing required. The Commission shall issue orders in household goods carrier licensing cases only after notice and hearing in accordance with the rules of practice applicable to proceedings under this Chapter.
    (2) Hearing not required. Hearing shall be required in household goods carrier licensing cases, except as provided in Sections 18c-2107 and 18c-4306 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2102

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2102)
    Sec. 18c-2102. Hearings in other than household goods carrier authority cases.
    (1) Hearing required. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this Section, and in Section 18c-2108 of this Chapter the Commission shall, in other than household goods carrier authority cases, issue orders granting authority or other relief, prescribing rates, imposing sanctions, or directing that a person take, continue to take, refrain from taking or cease and desist from continuing to take any action, only after notice and hearing in accordance with the rules of practice applicable to proceedings under this Chapter.
    (1.1) Service of notice in a case involving a motor carrier of passengers. In any case involving a motor carrier of passengers, if an airport is a point to be served, in addition to public notice by publication, notice of an application for a license or transfer of a license must be served by certified mail, return receipt requested, on (i) the corporation counsel or chief legal officer of any municipality or other political subdivision operating the airport and (ii) the agent for service of process in Illinois of any motor carrier possessing a license under Section 18c-6201 authorizing all or part of the service for which authority is sought under Section 18c-6201 of this Chapter.
    (2) Hearing not required. Except as otherwise provided in Section 18c-2108 of this Chapter, the Commission may, in other than household goods carrier authority cases, conduct its review and issue orders without hearing, the taking of evidence, or the making of a record where action taken in the order:
        (a) Was not opposed in a timely pleading addressed to
    
the Commission;
        (b) Was opposed in a timely pleading, but such
    
opposition was later withdrawn or the parties in opposition waived further hearing and taking of evidence;
        (c) Was taken on an emergency temporary or interim
    
basis in accordance with Section 18c-2108 of this Chapter; or
        (d) Is interlocutory in nature.
    (3) Section not applicable to household goods carrier authority cases. Nothing in this Section shall have application to any household goods carrier authority case.
(Source: P.A. 94-499, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2103

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2103)
    Sec. 18c-2103. Rules of Practice. (1) General Provisions. The Commission shall adopt General and Special rules of practice to govern administrative proceedings under this Chapter. Such rules shall be designed to effectuate the purposes of this Chapter. Rules of practice heretofore issued by the Commission shall be the rules of practice applicable under this Chapter unless changed, repealed, or supplemented by the Commission.
    (2) Verification of Pleadings. Unless otherwise expressly provided therein, the signature on any pleading, document, or other paper filed with the Commission on which a verification or oath is required under applicable statutes or regulations shall constitute the verification or oath of the signatory and no further verification or oath shall be required. False verification or oath shall be a violation of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2104

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2104)
    Sec. 18c-2104. Rules of Evidence. The rules of evidence which apply in civil cases before the circuit courts of this State shall, except as otherwise provided herein, apply to proceedings before the Commission under this Chapter. Evidence not admissible under the rules of evidence applicable in civil courts may be admitted if it is of a type commonly relied upon by prudent persons in the conduct of their affairs. Objections must be made at hearing to preserve them on appeal. Evidence may be received orally or in writing.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2105

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2105)
    Sec. 18c-2105. Discovery. (1) Discovery Generally. Any party may utilize written interrogatories, depositions, requests for discovery or inspection of documents or property and other discovery tools commonly utilized in civil actions in the circuit courts in the State of Illinois in the manner contemplated by the Code of Civil Procedure and the Rules of the Supreme Court of Illinois; except that discovery must be completed by the 30th day after the party filed its petition for leave to intervene, unless the period of discovery is extended by agreement of the parties or by the Commission. The Chairman or a hearing examiner may, at any time, on his own motion or at the request of a party, issue such rulings denying, limiting, conditioning, or regulating discovery as justice requires, and may supervise all or part of any discovery procedure. Parties to proceedings before the Commission are encouraged to clarify and resolve issues where possible through the use of pre-hearing discovery. However, discovery order should be calculated to lessen the time and expense required to reach an informed resolution of the issues.
    (2) Subpoenas. The Chairman or a hearing examiner may, for good cause, issue a subpoena directing a person to appear and testify, and to produce records, documents, or other papers, at a time and place set forth in the subpoena, in connection with a proceeding before the Commission. Service of the subpoena shall be in the same manner as a subpoena issued by a court. The Commission may, on its own motion or the motion of a person served with a subpoena, quash the subpoena, in whole or in part.
    (3) Appeal from Discovery and Subpoenas. A person served with a discovery request or subpoena may appeal such interlocutory matter to the Commission. Such appeals shall set forth grounds for seeking to quash or limit the scope of the discovery or subpoena, as well as the specific relief sought, and must be filed within 10 days after service of the discovery or subpoena. If discovery is stayed by the Commission, the person served shall be excused from compliance with the discovery order or subpoena until a decision on its appeal is made by the Commission.
    (4) Assessment and Payment of Discovery Costs. The Commission may assess the costs of discovery, including fees for witness attendance and travel, against the party by which discovery was requested. Where a subpoena is issued on the Commission's own motion, fees for witness attendance and travel shall be paid by the Commission on request. Witness fees shall be the same as for a circuit court proceeding. Deposits to insure payment of costs and fees may be required.
    (5) Enforcement of Discovery Procedures. The Commission may, where a person has failed to comply with or permit discovery authorized hereunder, determine any or all issues within the scope of the discovery or subpoena adverse to such person without further evidence. The Commission may, in addition, assess civil penalties under Article VII of Sub-chapter 1 of this Chapter for such violator for contempt and may assess the costs of enforcement, both before the Commission and before the court, against the violator.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2106

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2106)
    Sec. 18c-2106. Standing.
    (1) General Provisions. Each person with an administratively cognizable interest in a proceeding before the Commission shall, upon compliance with procedural rules adopted by the Commission for such proceedings, be entitled to appear and participate as a party to the proceeding. The Commission may, in addition, grant leave to appear and participate on such terms as it may prescribe, where to do so would assist the Commission in reaching an informed and just decision in the proceeding.
    (2) Definition of Administratively Cognizable Interest. The following persons or entities shall be deemed to have an administratively cognizable interest in proceedings under this Chapter:
        (a) Licensing Proceedings. A person or an entity
    
shall be deemed to have an administratively cognizable interest in a proceeding in which an application for a new, amended, or extended intrastate license is under consideration only if:
            (i) The person possesses a license authorizing
        
all or part of the service for which authority is sought, such license is in good standing, and the person has transported or actively solicited traffic or both within the scope of the application during the 12 month period immediately preceding initiation of the proceeding;
            (ii) The proceeding involves an application for a
        
household goods carrier license and the person is an organization representing employees of a household goods carrier; or
            (iii) The entity is a municipality or other
        
political subdivision operating an airport that is a point to be served for the license under consideration.
        (b) Rate Proceedings. A person shall be deemed to
    
have an administratively cognizable interest in a proceeding in which new or amended rates are under consideration only if the person is:
            (i) A carrier authorized to transport traffic
        
such as would be subject to or affected by the rates;
            (ii) A shipper or receiver of traffic such as
        
would be subject to or affected by the rates;
            (iii) An association of two or more carriers,
        
acting at the request of and on behalf of one or more carriers authorized to transport traffic such as would be subject to or affected by the rates; or an association of two or more shippers or receivers acting at the request of and on behalf of one or more shippers or receivers of such traffic; or
            (iv) An organization representing employees of a
        
household goods carrier.
        (c) Proceedings to Transfer a License. A person shall
    
be deemed to have an administratively cognizable interest in a proceeding to transfer an intrastate license only if the person:
            (i) Has an ownership interest in or control of
        
the license which is the subject of the proceeding;
            (ii) Would, if the proposed transfer is approved,
        
acquire ownership or control of the license which is the subject of the proceeding;
            (iii) Possesses a license authorizing all or part
        
of the service authorized by the license sought to be transferred, such license is in good standing, and the person or entity has transported or actively solicited traffic within the scope of the license sought to be transported during the 12 months period immediately preceding initiation of the proceeding;
            (iv) Would be directly affected by the transfer;
            (v) Is an organization representing employees of
        
a household goods carrier; or
            (vi) Is a municipality or other political
        
subdivision operating an airport that is a point to be served for the license under consideration.
        (d) Complaint and Enforcement Proceedings. A person
    
shall be deemed to have an administratively cognizable interest in a complaint proceeding if the person:
            (i) Has an ownership interest in or control of
        
the license which is the subject of the proceeding;
            (ii) Would be directly and adversely affected by
        
failure to grant relief sought in the complaint or enforcement action and such adverse effect is contrary to the purposes of this Chapter; or
            (iii) Is an organization representing employees
        
of a household goods carrier of property.
        (e) All Proceedings. Notwithstanding the provisions
    
of subsections (2)(a) through (2)(d) of this Section, a person shall be deemed to have an administratively cognizable interest in a proceeding other than a complaint proceeding if the person:
            (i) Filed the pleading pursuant to which the
        
proceeding was initiated; or
            (ii) Is an organization representing employees of
        
a household goods carrier.
(Source: P.A. 94-499, eff. 1-1-06.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2107

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2107)
    Sec. 18c-2107. Orders in household goods carrier authority proceedings.
    (1) Emergency Proceedings Orders. The Commission may, on request, and upon a finding that urgent and immediate public need requires emergency temporary action, issue orders granting emergency temporary relief in household goods carrier authority proceedings. The Commission shall promptly post notice of any such request at a prominent location at the Commission offices in Springfield and Chicago, and where action affecting a specific named person is requested shall promptly notify the person by telephone or telegram. Such orders may be issued without hearing and shall remain in effect pending notice and hearing in accordance with subsection (1) of Section 18c-2101 of this Chapter, but shall not remain in effect for a period exceeding 45 days from issuance, and shall not be renewed or extended. Any person in opposition to such relief shall be entitled, on request, to an oral hearing on the request for emergency temporary relief. The filing or granting of a request for an oral hearing shall not, unless the Commission so provides, stay the issuance or effect of any emergency temporary order under this subsection.
    (2) Interim orders. The Commission may, on request, issue interim orders for temporary authority in household goods carrier authority proceedings making temporary disposition of issues in a proceeding after notice and review of verified supporting statements. Such orders shall remain in effect pending final disposition in accordance with Section 18c-2101 of this Chapter unless otherwise provided in the interim order or the interim order is modified or rescinded by the Commission. Any person in opposition to such relief shall be entitled, on request, to an oral hearing on the request for temporary relief. The filing or granting of such a request for an oral hearing shall not, unless the Commission so provides, stay the issuance or effect of any interim order under this subsection. A request for oral hearing on a request for interim relief shall, unless otherwise specified by the party making the request for oral hearing, be construed as a request for oral hearing on the application for permanent relief as well.
    (3) Final Orders. Final orders shall be issued in household goods carrier of property authority proceedings only after an oral hearing.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2108

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2108) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2108)
    Sec. 18c-2108. Orders in other than household goods carriers authority and enforcement proceedings.
    (1) Emergency Orders. The Commission may, on request, and upon a finding that urgent and immediate public need requires emergency temporary action, issue orders granting emergency temporary relief in other than household goods carrier authority or enforcement cases. The Commission shall promptly post notice of any such request at a prominent location at the Commission offices in Springfield and Chicago, and where action affecting a specific named person is requested shall promptly notify the person by telephone or telegram. Such orders may be issued without hearing and shall remain in effect pending notice and hearing in accordance with subsection (1) of Section 18c-2101 of this Chapter, but shall not remain in effect for a period exceeding 45 days from issuance, and shall not be renewed or extended. Any person in opposition to such relief shall be entitled, on request, to an oral hearing on the request for emergency temporary relief. The filing or granting of such request for oral hearing shall not, unless the Commission so provides, stay the issuance or effect of any emergency temporary order under this subsection.
    (2) Interim Orders. The Commission may, on request, issue interim orders making temporary disposition of issues in a proceeding, other than a household goods carrier authority or enforcement proceeding, after notice and hearing on written submissions. Such orders shall remain in effect pending final disposition in accordance with Section 18c-2102 of this Chapter unless otherwise provided in the interim order or the interim order is modified or rescinded by the Commission. Any person in opposition to such relief shall be entitled, on request, to an oral hearing on the request for temporary relief. The filing or granting of such a request for oral hearing shall not, unless the Commission so provides, stay the issuance or effect of any interim order under this subsection. A request for oral hearing on a request for temporary relief shall, unless otherwise specified by the party making the request for oral hearing, be construed as a request for oral hearing on the application for permanent relief as well.
    (3) Final orders. Any party to a proceeding before the Commission shall be entitled, on timely written request, to an oral hearing prior to issuance of a final order in the proceeding. Where the Commission has issued an interim order and no timely request for oral hearing has been filed or is pending, the Commission may issue a final order without oral hearing, except in household goods carrier authority proceedings.
    (4) Section not applicable to household goods carrier authority proceedings. Nothing in this Section shall have application to any household goods carrier authority proceeding.
(Source: P.A. 92-651, eff. 7-11-02.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2109

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2109) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2109)
    Sec. 18c-2109. Prompt Final Disposition of Proceedings. The Commission shall consider matters properly before it in the most expeditious manner possible, and in no case shall the final order resolving matters in a proceeding be entered later than the 90th day following the close of oral hearing. Proceedings may be reassigned in order to expedite consideration and disposition.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2110

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2110) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2110)
    Sec. 18c-2110. Reconsideration, Rehearing and Reopening of Proceedings. (1) Motions for Rehearing or Reconsideration.
    (a) Who May File Motions. Any party of record to an administrative proceeding before the Commission may file a motion administratively appealing the action or inaction of the Commission, Employee Board, or Commission staff.
    (b) Relief Which May Be Sought. A motion may request modification or rescission of a Commission or Employee Board order, or of the action or inaction of the Commission, Employee Board, or Commission staff; the Commission or Employee Board may likewise request such relief
    (c) To Whom Motions May Be Addressed. If the order appealed is a nonfinal order of an Employee Board, the motion may be addressed to the Board or to the Commission; otherwise, the motion must be addressed to the Commission.
    (d) Deadline For Filing Motions. The motion must be filed within 30 days after service of the order, or of the action or inaction appealed, unless the time for filing a motion is extended by the Commission in writing.
    (e) Style and Contents of Motions. The motion must set forth specific grounds for modification or rescission of the order. Appeals from orders issued by the Commission, or from the action or inaction of the Commission shall be styled "motions for rehearing;" appeals from orders of an Employee Board, or from the action or inaction of Employee Board or staff, shall be styled "motions for reconsideration."
    (f) Grant or Denial of Motions. The Commission may grant or deny such motions, in whole or in part. If the Commission grants such a motion a new order shall be issued within 180 days after service of the order granting the motion unless the order granting the motion also disposed of the issues in the proceeding and is therefore a final, appealable order. If the Commission fails to act on any such motion within 45 days after it is filed, or up to 90 days if the period for acting on the motion has been extended by the Commission in writing, the motion shall be deemed to have been denied by operation of law.
    (g) Appeals of Rulings by Hearing Examiners. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, interlocutory appeals of rulings by hearing examiners shall be as provided by the Commission's Rules of Practice; no other appeals of action or inaction by a hearing examiner may be taken.
    (2) Motions to Reopen. The Commission may, at any time after notice to the parties and the public, reopen a proceeding to consider clarification, modification, or rescission of its order. Reopening may be on the Commission's own motion or on the motion of any interested person. Upon a finding of clerical or technical error the Commission may modify or rescind its order in the proceeding. The Commission may not, on reopening, impair the vested rights of any person.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 2 Art II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 2 Art II heading)
ARTICLE II. JUDICIAL REVIEW PROCEEDINGS

625 ILCS 5/18c-2201

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2201)
    Sec. 18c-2201. Availability of Judicial Review. (1) Standing to Seek Judicial Review. No person shall have standing to seek judicial review of a Commission action unless such person shall have an administratively cognizable interest in the order, be aggrieved by it, and have exhausted its administrative remedies. A person admitted as a party to an administrative proceeding shall be presumed to have an administratively cognizable interest in orders issued in the proceeding for purposes of standing to seek judicial review.
    (2) Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies. A person shall be deemed to have exhausted its administrative remedies only if:
    (a) The person participated as a party to the proceeding before the Commission, or filed a timely pleading seeking to participate as a party and was entitled as matter of right to participate as a party;
    (b) The person filed a timely motion for reconsideration or rehearing which was denied by the Commission or by operation of law, unless the Commission expressly waived the filing of such a motion; and
    (c) The action of which judicial review is sought is, in all respects, a final order of the Commission.
    (3) Deadline for Filing Petitions for Judicial Review. A petition for judicial review must be filed within 35 days after the order of the Commission becomes final.
    (4) Remedy Exclusive. Judicial review as provided for under this Article shall be exclusive of all other remedies at law or equity in regard to review of Commission actions, regulations or orders.
(Source: P.A. 84-796; 84-1025.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2202

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2202)
    Sec. 18c-2202. Scope of Judicial Review. (1) Issues on Review. The reviewing court shall be limited in its review to whether:
    (a) The Commission's order is against the manifest weight of evidence in the record before the Commission;
    (b) The order is contrary to provisions of this Chapter or Commission regulations;
    (c) The order is an abuse of discretion;
    (d) The order is beyond the jurisdiction of the Commission; or
    (e) The order denies constitutional rights of the person seeking judicial review.
    (2) Record on Review. In reviewing an order of the Commission, the court shall be limited to issues of fact or law presented to the Commission in either a motion for reconsideration or a motion for rehearing, and to:
    (a) Evidence in the record before the Commission;
    (b) Evidence offered but erroneously excluded by the Commission from the record; and
    (c) Evidence of procedural irregularities which could not, with reasonable diligence, have been offered, either at the administrative hearing or in the motion for reconsideration or rehearing.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2203

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2203) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2203)
    Sec. 18c-2203. Submission of the Administrative Record. It shall be the responsibility of the Commission to submit to the court certified copies of the record before the Commission. The record submitted must be complete in all respects unless all parties have, by written stipulation, agreed to deletion of materials not relevant to the issues raised in the petition for judicial review. The cost of preparing certified copies of the record may be assessed, in whole or in part, to the party seeking judicial review, and failure to pay such costs shall be grounds for dismissal in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2204

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2204) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2204)
    Sec. 18c-2204. Relief. The reviewing court may grant relief in accordance with provisions of the Illinois Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2205

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2205) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2205)
    Sec. 18c-2205. Stay of Action Pending Judicial Review. (1) Commission Orders Not Stayed by Filing of Appeal. The filing or pendency of a petition for judicial review shall not of itself stay, suspend, restrain or enjoin the operation of a rule, regulation, order or decision of the Commission.
    (2) Power of Court to Stay Commission Orders. During the pendency of a petition for judicial review the reviewing court in its discretion may, except as provided in this subsection, stay, suspend, restrain or enjoin, in whole or in part, the operation of a Commission regulation or order. No order staying, suspending, restraining or enjoining a Commission regulation or order shall be made by the court except upon 3 days' actual notice to the Commission and the Attorney General and after hearing. Where the Commission action relates to enforcement of this Chapter, the reviewing court shall not stay, suspend, restrain or enjoin the action of the Commission for a period longer than 180 days from the filing of the appeal; unless at the expiration of the initial 180 day period, the court finds that continuation is necessary for the informed and just resolution of the issues; and unless the court does continue the stay, suspension, restraint, or injunction in effect for one or more definite periods of time not to exceed 180 days each.
    (3) Bond Required. In case an action, regulation or order of the Commission is stayed, suspended, restrained, or enjoined, the order of the court shall not become effective until a bond shall first have been executed and filed with and approved by the court, except as otherwise provided in this paragraph. Where the order under review does not relate to enforcement of this law, the court may, for good cause, waive the requirement of a bond.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2206

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2206) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2206)
    Sec. 18c-2206. Application of the Illinois Administrative Review Law. Where this Article is silent, proceedings for judicial review of a Commission action, regulation or order shall be governed by provisions of the Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 2 Art III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 2 Art III heading)
ARTICLE III. ADMINISTRATIVE AND JUDICIAL
ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS

625 ILCS 5/18c-2301

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2301)
    Sec. 18c-2301. Initiation of Proceedings. The Commission may initiate either administrative or judicial proceedings, or both, to enforce provisions of this Chapter, and Commission regulations and orders. In addition, any interested person may apply to a circuit court, which has jurisdiction and venue as set out in this Chapter, for injunctive relief to enforce provisions of Sub-Chapter 4 of this Chapter, and Commission regulations and orders issued pursuant to Sub-Chapter 4.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2302

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2302)
    Sec. 18c-2302. Governing Procedures. Administrative enforcement proceedings initiated hereunder shall be governed by the Commission's rules of practice. Judicial enforcement proceedings initiated hereunder shall be governed by the rules of procedure applicable in the courts of this State.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 2 Art IV

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 2 Art IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. VENUE AND JURISDICTION

625 ILCS 5/18c-2401

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2401) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2401)
    Sec. 18c-2401. Venue and Jurisdiction in Actions for Judicial Review. (1) Venue. Actions for judicial review under this Chapter may be filed in the circuit courts of Sangamon or Cook Counties.
    (2) Jurisdiction. Jurisdiction in actions for judicial review under this Chapter shall be vested in the circuit courts of Sangamon and Cook Counties.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-2402

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-2402) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-2402)
    Sec. 18c-2402. Venue and Jurisdiction in Actions to Enforce this Chapter.
    (a) Venue in Suits for Criminal Misdemeanor Penalties. Actions in which criminal misdemeanor penalties are sought may be brought in the county where any part of the subject matter is located, or part of the violation(s) occurred, or the arrest was made, and venue shall lie in that county; the case may be transferred to another county only with the approval of the court and the agreement of the parties.
    (b) Venue in Actions Other Than Suits for Criminal Penalties. Actions to enforce this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders, other than suits for criminal misdemeanor penalties, may be brought in the circuit courts of any county in which any part of the subject matter is located, or any part of the violation(s) occurred; the case may be transferred to another county only with the approval of the court and the agreement of the parties.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 3

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 3 heading)
SUB-CHAPTER 3. SUBSTANTIVE PROVISIONS
APPLICABLE TO MORE THAN ONE
TRANSPORTATION MODE

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 3 Art I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 3 Art I heading)
ARTICLE I. LICENSING

625 ILCS 5/18c-3101

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3101)
    Sec. 18c-3101. Terms, Conditions, and Limitations. The Commission may attach to the exercise of rights under any license or other authorization issued or granted by it such terms, conditions, and limitations as will protect the public interest and effectuate the purposes of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3102

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3102)
    Sec. 18c-3102. Geographical Restrictions. A prima facie determination whether transportation is within the geographical scope of a license may be made by reference to a copy of the official state highway map and the distance scale shown thereon. Such a determination may be rebutted by a showing, based on a municipal ordinance; other official document; or commercially published map, chart or other competent evidence; that the geographical scope of the license is other than as represented on the official state highway map.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 3 Art II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 3 Art II heading)
ARTICLE II. RATEMAKING

625 ILCS 5/18c-3201

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3201)
    Sec. 18c-3201. Prohibition of transportation services in the absence of effective rates. No common carrier by pipeline, household goods carrier, rail carrier, or passenger carrier shall render service until such carrier has in effect a tariff or schedule of rates applicable to such service in compliance with this Chapter. Likewise, no such carrier shall render service under a license issued by the Commission if the Commission has suspended or cancelled the tariff or schedule of rates previously in effect and applicable to such service, or if the tariff or schedule is, by action of a party thereto or by its own terms, no longer effective.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3202

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3202)
    Sec. 18c-3202. Effective Dates of New or Amended Rates. The Commission shall prescribe the periods of notice which must elapse between the filing of a proposed rate and its proposed effective date. In no case shall the Commission prescribe a notice period greater than 30 days or the period established by a valid, preemptive federal statute.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3203

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3203) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3203)
    Sec. 18c-3203. Filing, publishing and posting of tariffs and schedules.
    (1) General requirement of filing, publication and posting. Each common carrier of household goods or passengers shall file, publish, and make available for public inspection its current tariffs (other than rail contract rate tariffs). Copies of such tariffs shall be provided by the carrier to any member of the public on request and at a reasonable cost. Each contract carrier of household goods shall file its current schedule of rates and provisions.
    (2) Tariff and schedule specifications. Tariffs and schedules filed in accordance with this subsection shall be in such form and contain such information as the Commission may specify. The Commission may, by special permission for good cause shown, grant permission to deviate from its tariff and schedule regulations.
    (3) Rejection of tariffs and schedules. The Commission may, at any time prior to the effective date of a tariff or schedule, reject or suspend a tariff or schedule which does not conform to its specifications or which on its face is in violation of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders.
    (4) Right of independent action. Each carrier subject to this Chapter shall have the individual right to publish, file, and post any rate for transportation provided by such carrier or in connection with any other carrier. No carrier shall be a member of any bureau, tariff publishing agency, or other organization which, directly or indirectly, prohibits such carrier from publishing and filing any rate or which requires that such rate be published or filed by the bureau, publishing agency, or other organization.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3204

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3204) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3204)
    Sec. 18c-3204. Rate Proceedings.
    (1) Initiation of proceedings. The Commission may initiate a proceeding to investigate or prescribe tariffs or schedules on its own motion or on complaint.
    (2) Suspension of tariffs and schedules.
        (a) Suspension of tariffs. The Commission may suspend
    
a tariff, in whole or in part, during the pendency of a proceeding to consider the reasonableness of the tariff, or to consider whether the tariff is discriminatory, or to consider whether the tariff otherwise violates provisions of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, provided the order of suspension is issued prior to the effective date of the tariff. The suspension shall remain in effect for the period allowed under this Chapter unless the Commission order provides for a shorter period of suspension. At the end of the statutory suspension period the suspension may be extended by agreement of the parties; otherwise, the tariff shall go into effect. The statutory suspension period is:
            (i) Seven months for public carriers and
        
household goods common carriers;
            (ii) One hundred and twenty days for motor
        
carriers of passengers; and
            (iii) Five months for rail carriers, unless the
        
period is extended for an additional 3 months in accordance with provisions of the Interstate Commerce Act.
        (b) Suspension of schedules. The Commission may
    
suspend a household goods contract carrier schedule, in whole or in part, during the pendency of a proceeding to consider whether the schedule violates provisions of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, provided the order of suspension is issued prior to the effective date of the schedule. The suspension shall remain in effect for 7 months unless the Commission order provides for a shorter period of suspension. At the end of this period, the suspension may be extended by agreement of the parties; otherwise, the schedule shall go into effect.
        (c) Burden of proof in investigation proceedings. The
    
burden of proof in an investigation proceeding shall be on the proponent of the rate unless otherwise provided in a valid preemptive federal statute which governs the rate.
    (3) Prescription of tariffs and schedules. The Commission may prescribe tariffs where it has determined, in accordance with Section 18c-2102 of this Chapter, that a tariff published by a carrier is unreasonable, discriminatory, or otherwise in violation of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders. The Commission may prescribe schedules where it has determined, after hearing, that a schedule filed by a carrier is in violation of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders.
    (4) Relief. The Commission may, where it finds a tariff or schedule to be in violation of this Chapter, its regulations or orders, or finds rates or provisions in a tariff unjust, unreasonable, or discriminatory, and in accordance with Section 18c-2102 of this Chapter, direct the carrier to:
        (a) Publish and file a supplement cancelling the
    
tariff or file notice of cancellation of the schedule, in whole or in part;
        (b) Publish and file a new tariff or file a new
    
schedule containing rates and provisions prescribed by the Commission; and
        (c) Repay any overcharges or collect any
    
undercharges, and, except with regard to household goods carriers, pay reparations.
(Source: P.A. 89-42, eff. 1-1-96; 89-444, eff. 1-25-96; 90-14, eff. 7-1-97.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3205

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3205) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3205)
    Sec. 18c-3205. Ratemaking Standards.
    (1) Reasonableness. Rates for household goods common carrier service must be just, reasonable, and not discriminatory.
    (2) Factors to be Considered. The Commission shall, in exercising its ratemaking powers consider, among other factors, the inherent advantages of transportation by a particular class of carriers, the public need for and interest in adequate and efficient transportation service, at rates consistent with provision of such service, and the revenue needs of carriers under honest, economical and efficient management.
    (3) Factors Not Considered. The Commission shall not, in exercising its ratemaking powers, consider the value of any operating authority held by a carrier, or the value of any goodwill or earning power connected with operations of the carrier.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3206

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3206) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3206)
    Sec. 18c-3206. Charges to conform to tariffs or schedules and orders of the Commission.
    (1) Overcharges and undercharges prohibited. No common or contract household goods or passenger carrier shall offer, advertise, charge, demand, collect, or receive, in any manner, a greater, lesser, or different compensation for transportation or for any service in connection therewith than the rates and charges specified in tariffs or schedules on file with the Commission and in effect at the time the transportation or any other service is rendered; nor shall any such carrier offer, advertise, charge, demand, collect, or receive any compensation for transportation or for any other service rendered in connection therewith where there is not in effect at the time a lawfully applicable tariff or schedule. Likewise, no such carrier shall refund or remit, in any manner or by any device, whether directly or indirectly, or through any agent or otherwise, or pursuant to Commission order, any portion of the rates or charges specified in tariffs or schedules on file with the Commission and in effect at the time; nor shall any such carrier extend to any person any discount, value, privilege, or facilities for transportation or any service rendered in connection therewith, except as are specified in tariffs or schedules on file with the Commission and in effect at the time.
    (2) Repayment of overcharges, collection of undercharges and reparations.
        (a) Repayment of overcharges and payment of
    
reparations. The Commission may, in accordance with Section 18c-2101 of this Chapter, order any carrier to pay to one or more shippers the amount by which the carrier received compensation greater than the rates and charges specified in tariffs or schedules in effect at the time the carrier rendered the transportation or other service in connection therewith. The Commission may likewise, in accordance with Section 18c-2101 of this Chapter, order any carrier other than a household goods carrier to pay to one or more shippers the amount by which the carrier received compensation greater than reasonable rates and charges as determined by the Commission.
        (b) Collection of undercharges. The Commission may,
    
in accordance to Section 18c-2101 of this Chapter, order any carrier to make all reasonable efforts to collect from one or more shippers the difference between amounts collected and the amount of compensation specified in tariffs or schedules in effect at the time the transportation or other service in connection therewith was rendered.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3207

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3207) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3207)
    Sec. 18c-3207. Zones of Rate Flexibility. (1) Zone for Motor Carriers of Passengers. Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Sub-chapter, the Commission may not investigate, suspend, revise, or revoke any single-line rate proposed by a motor carrier of passengers, or joint rate proposed by one or more such companies, applicable to any transportation on the grounds that such rate is unreasonably high or low if:
    (a) The rate was published in accordance with provisions of this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders;
    (b) The Commission was properly notified that the carrier or carriers wish to have the rate considered pursuant to this subsection; and
    (c) The net of all increases and decreases, during the calendar year in which the rate is to become effective, is not more than 25%.
    (2) Zone for Rail Carriers. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Sub-chapter the Commission may not investigate, suspend, revise, or revoke any rate proposed by a rail carrier on the grounds that such rate is unreasonably high or low if:
    (a) The rate was published in accordance with provisions of this Chapter and Commission regulations;
    (b) Commission was properly notified that the carrier wished to have the rate to be considered pursuant to this subsection; and
    (c) The net of all increases and decreases, during the calendar year in which the rate is to become effective, is not more than the amount specified under 49 U.S. Code 10707a and 10708.
    (3) Commission to Adopt Regulations. The Commission may adopt regulations specifying procedures for determining whether a rate published by a carrier falls within the zone of rate flexibility.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3208

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3208) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3208)
    Sec. 18c-3208. Joint rates and routes.
    (1) Establishment by carriers. Two or more common carriers of household goods or passengers may establish through routes and joint rates, provided that the rates, and divisions and practices relating thereto, are just, reasonable, and not discriminatory.
    (2) Establishment by the Commission. The Commission may, on its own motion or on petition or complaint, where 2 or more carriers have failed to establish through routes, joint rates, or divisions and practices relating thereto, establish such routes, rates, divisions and practices. The Commission shall take such action only after notice and hearing to consider whether any proposed routes, rates, divisions and practices are just, reasonable and not discriminatory, whether any carrier has a reasonable objection to establishment of such routes, rates, divisions and practices, and whether such objections can be satisfied by imposing reasonable terms and conditions on the application of such routes, rates, divisions and practices. The provisions of this subsection shall have no application to household goods carriers.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3209

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3209) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3209)
    Sec. 18c-3209. Charges Not Part of Direct Transportation Cost. Any agreement, arrangement, or device, or part thereof, which, as a condition to the provision of transportation service, requires or permits any carrier, shipper, or receiver to pay a charge to any person, where such charge is not part of the direct cost of transportation service, shall be void.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3210

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3210) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3210)
    Sec. 18c-3210. Presentation of freight bills, payment of freight charges, and extension of credit. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, this Section is applicable only to household goods carriers.
    (1) Presentation of freight bills. Freight bills shall be presented to the person responsible for payment of freight charges not later than the 7th day following delivery of the freight.
    (2) Payment required before delivery or relinquishment of possession. Except as provided in subsection (3) of this Section, no common carrier shall deliver or relinquish possession of a shipment transported by it until all freight charges for such shipment under lawfully applicable rates have been paid to the carrier. Where credit has been extended in accordance with this Section, and all freight charges on the shipment under lawfully applicable rates have not been paid before expiration of the period for which credit has been extended, the carrier shall cease delivering or relinquishing possession of the shipment and may decline to transport future shipments until all such charges have been paid.
    (3) Exception: Delivery or relinquishment of possession before payment. A carrier may deliver or relinquish possession of a shipment transported by it in advance of payment of all freight charges on the shipment under lawfully applicable rates if the carrier has, in accordance with this Section, extended credit to the person responsible for payment of freight charges.
    (4) Extension of credit. Credit, if extended by a carrier, must be extended without discrimination. Credit for payment of freight charges shown on the initial freight bill shall be for a period not to exceed 30 days, beginning on the later of the date of delivery or the date on which the freight bill is presented. If freight charges shown on the initial freight bill are paid and the carrier subsequently presents a supplemental freight bill, the carrier may extend credit in the amount of freight charges shown on the supplemental freight bill for an additional period not to exceed 15 days, beginning on the date on which the supplemental freight bill is presented.
    (5) Commission regulation of credit terms. The Commission may regulate the extension and terms of credit extended by carriers under this Section, and no credit shall be extended except in accordance with such regulations.
    (6) Use of U.S. Postal Service for presentation of bills or payment of charges. Where the United States Postal Service is used for the presentation of freight bills or payment of freight charges, the date of mailing, as indicated by the postmark, shall be the date of presentation or payment.
    (7) Calculation of times for extension of credit. Time periods of extension of credit under this Section shall commence at midnight on the date of the event (delivery or presentation of freight bill). The initial 7 day period shall not include Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3211

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3211) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3211)
    Sec. 18c-3211. Free or Reduced Rate Carriage. Nothing in this Chapter shall prevent a carrier from establishing reduced rate or free carriage rates applicable to transportation provided for the United States, the State of Illinois, or any municipality or subdivision of this State, where it is required by law that the carrier providing such transportation be selected by competitive bid. Such rates shall be filed in the form and manner required by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3212

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3212) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3212)
    Sec. 18c-3212. Statute of Limitations for Freight Charges. (1) Collection Actions. Actions to collect freight charges under lawfully applicable rates must be instituted within 3 years after rendition of the service.
    (2) Reparations or Overcharge Proceedings. Petitions seeking reparations or repayment of overcharges must be filed with the Commission within 3 years after rendition of the service, and any action seeking judicial enforcement of a Commission order awarding reparations must be instituted within 1 year after issuance of such order. Where an action seeking judicial review of a Commission order awarding reparations is filed, the time preceding final adjudication of the action shall be excluded in computing the time for instituting the action seeking judicial enforcement of the Commission order.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3213

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3213) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3213)
    Sec. 18c-3213. Application of Rate Regulations to Exempt Traffic. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter to the contrary, the provisions of this Article shall not apply to traffic which is altogether exempt from Commission jurisdiction under this Chapter or a valid, preemptive federal statute.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 3 Art III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 3 Art III heading)
ARTICLE III. OTHER PROVISIONS COMMON
TO ALL TRANSPORTATION MODES

625 ILCS 5/18c-3301

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3301)
    Sec. 18c-3301. Certain Third Party Payments Prohibited. Whenever a shipper or receiver of property requires that any person who owns or operates a motor vehicle transporting property in intrastate commerce under the provisions of this Chapter be assisted in the loading or unloading of such vehicle, the shipper or receiver shall be responsible for providing such assistance or shall compensate the owner or operator for all costs associated with securing and compensating the person or persons providing such assistance. It shall be unlawful to coerce or attempt to coerce any person providing transportation of property by motor vehicle for-hire in intrastate commerce to employ or pay one or more persons to load or unload any part of such property onto or from such vehicle, except that this subsection shall not be construed as making unlawful any activity which is not unlawful under the National Labor Relations Act or any other acts governing labor practices.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3302

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3302)
    Sec. 18c-3302. Prohibition against discrimination. It shall be unlawful for any household goods carrier, rail carrier, common carrier by pipeline, or passenger carrier to discriminate by giving or causing to be given any unreasonable preference or advantage to any person or traffic, or to subject any such person or traffic to unreasonable prejudice or disadvantage.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3303

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3303)
    Sec. 18c-3303. Failure to Reject or Suspend, or to Invoke Sanctions, Not to be Construed as Acceptance. Failure of the Commission to reject or suspend any rate, contract, application, or other document filed with it, or to initiate enforcement proceedings or invoke sanctions against any person for action or violation of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, shall not be construed in any proceeding of either any administrative or judicial nature as authorization or acceptance of such document or action, or any portion thereof. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to affect the date on which a rate or tariff is lawfully in effect.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-3304

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-3304) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-3304)
    Sec. 18c-3304. Records and accounts. Each household goods carrier, rail carrier, common carrier by pipeline, and passenger carrier shall:
    (1) Keep written accounts and records of its revenues, expenses, contracts, and other activities subject to regulation under this Chapter in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Commission;
    (2) Maintain, for a period of 3 years, copies of all accounts and records required by Commission regulations; and
    (3) Make such accounts and records available for inspection, on request, by any authorized employee of the Commission.
    Accounts and records kept pursuant to this Section shall be kept at an office in the State of Illinois unless the Commission shall have authorized maintenance at a location outside of the State.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 4

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 4 heading)
SUB-CHAPTER 4. MOTOR CARRIERS OF PROPERTY

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art I heading)
ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING
MOTOR CARRIERS OF PROPERTY

625 ILCS 5/18c-4101

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4101)
    Sec. 18c-4101. Scope of Commission Jurisdiction. Except as provided in Section 18c-4102 of this Chapter, the jurisdiction of the Commission shall extend to all motor carriers of property operating within the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4102

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4102)
    Sec. 18c-4102. Exemptions from Commission Jurisdiction. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to transportation, by motor vehicle:
    (a) of mail exclusively for the United States Postal Service;
    (b) of agricultural commodities, farm supplies, and other commodities for sale by farm supply retail outlets, by an agricultural cooperative association as defined in the Illinois "Agricultural Co-Operative Act" as amended;
    (c) of farm or dairy products, livestock, poultry, fruits and agricultural products, by the producer thereof or by a producer on behalf of other producers from farm to a farm, market, warehouse, dairy or shipping terminal, for which no monetary compensation is paid or received;
    (d) of livestock from farm to a farm market, farm to farm, or farm market to a farm as long as the vehicle is not registered for a gross vehicle weight that exceeds 28,000 pounds or a truck and trailer with a registered combined gross vehicle weight that does not exceed 28,000 pounds;
    (e) by farm tractors and any other motorized, self-propelled machinery used in the production of agricultural commodities on a farm, where the transportation is provided by the owner of the machinery or another farmer as an incident to the business of farming;
    (f) consisting of towing performed by any towing service pursuant to the written order of a law enforcement official or agency in accordance with Sections 4-201 through 4-214 of the Illinois Vehicle Code;
    (g) of trespassing motor vehicles by a licensed commercial vehicle relocator;
    (h) of newspapers being delivered to residential subscribers or to persons who will deliver the newspapers to residential subscribers;
    (i) of waste having no commercial value to a disposal site for disposal;
    (j) where the transportation is incidental to and within the scope of the person's primary business purpose, and the primary business is other than transportation;
    (k) consisting of emergency transportation of a wrecked or disabled vehicle. Further movements to an additional place of repair or storage are not exempt under this subsection. Emergency transportation of wrecked or disabled vehicles shall include the transportation, pursuant to written authorization of law enforcement official if the owner is unavailable or unable to make the request, of wrecked or disabled vehicles which might otherwise constitute a public safety hazard along a street or highway, and transportation of wrecked or disabled vehicles in other bona fide emergency situations;
    (l) consisting of transportation by a tow truck or rollback car carrier equipped as a tow truck of a motor vehicle when requested by the owner;
    (m) of waste from the facilities of the generator of the waste to a recognized recycling or waste processing facility when the generator receives no direct or indirect compensation from anyone for the waste and when the transportation is by garbage trucks with self contained compacting devices, roll off trucks with containers, or vehicles or containers specially designed and used to receive separated recyclables, and when the transportation is an interim step toward recycling, reclamation, reuse, or disposal; and
    (n) of potable water for human and livestock consumption transported in containers of 1,600 gallons or less. This subsection does not apply to vehicles transporting more than one container.
(Source: P.A. 86-564; 87-465; 87-531; 87-727; 87-768; 87-895; 87-1203; 87-1249.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4103

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4103)
    Sec. 18c-4103. Leasing.
    (1) Prohibition Against Single-Source Leasing. No private carrier shall lease any motor vehicle with driver, nor shall any person lease a motor vehicle with driver to any private carrier. Likewise, no person shall lease any motor vehicle to any private carrier and either:
        (a) Procure or exercise control over drivers of such
    
vehicles, directly or indirectly; or
        (b) Be responsible for or hold itself out to be
    
responsible for driver's wages, payroll, unemployment compensation, social security tax, income withholding tax or any other taxes or payments normally due by reason of the employer-employee relationship, or any other compensation to drivers.
    The provision of motor vehicles with drivers shall constitute motor carrier operations subject to the licensing, ratemaking, and other jurisdiction of the Commission under this Chapter.
    (2) Exclusive Use of Household Goods Contract Carrier Vehicles. The prohibition against single source leasing in subsection (1) of this Section shall not prohibit a household goods contract carrier from providing motor vehicles, with drivers, for exclusive use by a private carrier where:
        (a) The private carrier is a contracting shipper;
        (b) Operations conducted with such motor vehicles are
    
within the scope of the household goods contract carrier's authority;
        (c) The household goods contract carrier exercises
    
direct supervision and control of such motor vehicles and drivers; and
    (d) The lease does not have the effect of circumventing rate or other provisions of this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders.
    This subsection shall apply regardless of whether the household goods contract carrier's permit expressly provides for the lease of vehicles, with drivers, to contracting shippers.
    (3) Equipment Leasing.
        (a) Requirements for Content, Filing, and Carrying of
    
Leases. The Commission may prescribe requirements for the leasing of equipment, with driver, and of equipment without driver, to or by a motor carrier of property; provided that such regulations shall not encompass the leasing of equipment, without drivers, from a bona fide equipment leasing company to a motor carrier of property. Such leases shall be in writing, constitute the complete and exclusive statement of terms between the parties, specify the compensation for the lease and the duration of the lease, be signed by the parties thereto, be filed with the Commission, and be carried in each motor vehicle covered thereby, provided, however, that the Commission may exempt from the foregoing requirements leases between parties, all of whom hold public carrier certificates issued by the Commission. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to the interchange of equipment or drivers between carriers for use wholly within a county having a population of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants.
        (b) Direction and Control of Leased Equipment. It
    
shall be the responsibility of the license holder to exercise full direction and control of all equipment and personnel used in its operations. Equipment used in its operations must be owned by or under lease to the carrier.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4104

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4104)
    Sec. 18c-4104. Unlawful Operations.
    (1) Prohibition. Except as provided in Article I of this Sub-chapter, and subject to the provisions stated herein, it shall be unlawful for any person to:
        (a) Operate as an intrastate motor carrier of
    
property without a license from the Commission; or as an interstate motor carrier of property without a registration from the Commission.
        (b) Operate as an intrastate household goods carrier
    
in excess of the scope of a license issued to it by the Commission in regard to any of the following:
            1. hauling unauthorized commodities;
            2. operating outside authorized territory; or
            3. violating other restrictions.
        (c) Operate, as an intrastate motor carrier of
    
property, any motor vehicle which does not carry a copy of a valid, current license issued by the Commission to such carrier; or operate, as an interstate motor carrier of property, any motor vehicle which does not carry a copy of a valid, current registration issued by the Commission to such carrier; or fail to produce such copy on request; provided that an authorized interstate motor carrier of property shall be exempted from the requirement that a copy of its registration be carried in each motor vehicle.
        (d) Operate, as an intrastate household goods
    
carrier, any motor vehicle not owned by the carrier, or operate as an intrastate public carrier, any motor vehicle not owned by the carrier or another intrastate public carrier, for which a valid lease is not on file in compliance with Section 18c-4103 of this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders.
        (e) Operate, as an intrastate household goods
    
carrier, any motor vehicle not owned by the carrier, or operate as an intrastate public carrier, any motor vehicle not owned by the carrier or another intrastate public carrier, which does not carry an executed copy of the lease required in paragraph (d) of this subsection; or fail to produce such copy on request.
        (f) Operate, as an intrastate motor carrier of
    
property, any motor vehicle for which the carrier has not executed a prescribed intrastate cab card, with current Illinois intrastate identifier printed thereon; or, as an interstate motor carrier of property, any motor vehicle for which the carrier has not executed a prescribed interstate cab card, with current Illinois interstate identifier affixed or printed thereon.
        (g) Operate, as an intrastate motor carrier of
    
property, any motor vehicle which does not carry the properly executed intrastate cab card, with current Illinois intrastate identifier printed thereon; or, as an interstate motor carrier of property, any motor vehicle which does not carry the properly executed interstate cab card, with current Illinois interstate identifier affixed or printed thereon.
        (h) Operate, as an intrastate or interstate motor
    
carrier of property, any motor vehicle which is not identified or is not properly identified in compliance with Section 18c-4701 of this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders.
        (i) Operate, as an intrastate motor carrier of
    
property, in violation of transfer requirements in Section 18c-4307 of this Chapter.
        (j) Provide, as an intrastate household goods
    
carrier, service at rates other than those contained in lawfully applicable tariffs or schedules for such service.
        (k) Otherwise operate as a motor carrier of property
    
in violation of any provision of this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders, or any other law of this State.
        (l) Aid or abet any other person in a violation of
    
this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, by soliciting, receiving, or compensating service from a person not authorized to provide such service, or at other than lawful rates for such service, or otherwise.
    (2) Provisos.
        (a) Presentation of Documents at Hearing as Defense.
    
Presentation, at hearing, of a copy of a current license or registration issued by the Commission to the carrier which was valid on the date the violation occurred shall, if no concurrent violations of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders are found, excuse the carrier from any penalties under paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of this Section. Presentation, at hearing, of an executed copy of the current lease in the form prescribed by and on file with the Commission shall, if no concurrent violations of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders are found, excuse the carrier from penalties under paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of this Section. Presentation, at hearing, of the required intrastate or interstate cab card, with the required Illinois intrastate or interstate identifier affixed or printed thereon, if valid on the date the violation occurred, and if no concurrent violations are found, shall excuse the carrier from penalties under paragraph (g) of subsection (1) of this Section.
        (b) Lease Form Prescribed by the Commission. A lease
    
shall, for purposes of paragraph (d) of subsection (1) of this Section, be deemed to be in the form prescribed by the Commission if it contains all provisions called for in the Commission-prescribed lease and does not contain any provisions inconsistent therewith.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4105

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4105)
    Sec. 18c-4105. Indemnity agreement in motor carrier transportation contracts void.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a provision, clause, covenant, or agreement contained in, collateral to, or affecting a motor carrier transportation contract that purports to indemnify, defend or hold harmless, or has the effect of indemnifying, defending or holding harmless, the promisee from or against any liability for loss or damage resulting from the negligence or intentional acts or omissions of the promisee is against the public policy of this State and is void and unenforceable.
    (b) As used in this Section:
        (1) "Motor carrier transportation contract" means a
    
contract, agreement or understanding covering:
            (A) The transportation of property for
        
compensation or hire by the motor carrier;
            (B) Entrance on property by the motor carrier for
        
the purpose of loading, unloading, or transporting property for compensation or hire; or
            (C) A service incidental to activity described in
        
(i) or (ii) above, including, but not limited to, storage of property.
        (2) "Promisee" means the promisee and any agents,
    
employees, servants, or independent contractors who are directly responsible to the promisee except for motor carriers party to a motor carrier transportation contract with promisee, and such motor carrier's agents, employees, servants or independent contractors directly responsible to the motor carrier.
    (c) This Section does not apply to the Uniform Intermodal Interchange and Facilities Access Agreement administered by the Intermodal Association of North America or other agreements providing for the interchange, use, or possession of intermodal chassis or other intermodal equipment.
(Source: P.A. 96-697, eff. 8-25-09.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art II heading)
ARTICLE II. LICENSING

625 ILCS 5/18c-4201

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4201)
    Sec. 18c-4201. Licensing cases.
    (1) Scope of Section. The provisions of this Chapter relating to household goods carrier licensing apply to applications:
        (a) For a license authorizing a carrier to operate as
    
an intrastate household goods carrier;
        (b) To transfer a certificate, permit, or license or
    
to change the name on a certificate, permit, or license; and
        (c) To convert household goods contract carrier
    
authority to household goods common carrier authority.
    (2) Form and content of household goods carrier licensing applications. Household goods carrier licensing applications shall be on such forms and contain such information as may be prescribed by the Commission, be verified under oath, and shall be accompanied by the required filing fee.
    (3) Public notice of applications.
        (a) Review of applications prior to publication. The
    
Commission may provide for preliminary review of each application to determine if it is complete, if it gives adequate notice, and if the authority requested is unenforceably vague or otherwise contrary to the provisions of this Chapter.
        (b) Authorization to submit application for
    
publication. If the Commission determines after review that the application is defective in any respect, it shall promptly notify the applicant. No application shall be submitted to the official newspaper for publication until after it has been approved for publication, if the Commission has provided for preliminary review. If the Commission does not find that the application is defective, or if it finds that any defects have been removed by amendment, the applicant shall be permitted to submit the application to the official newspaper for publication. The Commission shall complete its review and notify the applicant within 15 days after filing of the application.
        (c) Additional notice prescribed by the Commission.
    
The Commission may direct applicant to give such further notice in connection with its application as the Commission deems necessary. The Commission may, itself, give such additional notice as it deems necessary.
    (4) Hearing on licensing applications.
        (a) Participation at hearing. Any person having
    
standing to participate under this Chapter may appear and participate in a hearing before the Commission to the extent of its standing, provided that the person has complied with Commission regulations concerning the filing of petitions for leave to intervene and like pleadings. Petitions for leave to intervene must be filed within 15 days after publication, unless the Commission provides for filing at a later date. The Commission may permit additional persons to appear and participate, on such terms as the Commission shall prescribe, where such participation is deemed necessary to an informed and just resolution of the issues in the proceeding.
        (b) Setting, notice, and hearing. Notwithstanding any
    
contrary provisions in Section 18c-2101 of this Chapter, a hearing shall be held on each licensing application to determine that the requirements of this Chapter have been satisfied, except as otherwise provided in Section 18c-4306 of this Chapter. The Commission shall set the hearing at a time not less than 15 days after publication in the official newspaper. The Commission shall serve notice of hearing on each party of record.
        (c) Issuance of orders after hearing. The Commission
    
may issue summary orders in cases where the licensing application was not opposed in a timely pleading addressed to the Commission, or was opposed in a timely pleading but such opposition was later withdrawn or the parties in opposition waived all right to other than a summary order. Summary orders shall be issued within 10 days after the close of oral hearing or such other period as the Commission may prescribe. Where a party requests, in a properly filed motion for reconsideration or rehearing, a detailed statement of findings and conclusions, the Commission shall vacate the summary order and issue a new order in accordance with Sub-chapters 1 and 2 of this Chapter. Otherwise, orders shall be issued in accordance with provisions of Sub-chapters 1 and 2 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 97-595, eff. 8-26-11.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4202

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4202)
    Sec. 18c-4202. Household goods common carrier certificates.
    (1) Prerequisite to operation as a household goods common carrier. No person shall operate as a household goods common carrier unless such person possesses a common carrier of household goods certificate issued by the Commission and in good standing.
    (2) Requirements for issuance. The Commission shall grant an application for a common carrier of household goods certificate, in whole or in part, to the extent that it finds that the application was properly filed; a public need for the service exists; the applicant is fit, willing and able to provide the service in compliance with this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders; and the public convenience and necessity requires issuance of the certificate. Otherwise, the application shall be denied. The burden of proving that the requirements for issuance of a common carrier of household goods certificate have been met shall be borne by the applicant.
    (3) Duties and practices of household goods common carriers. Household goods common carriers shall provide safe and adequate transportation service to the general public within the scope of their authorities and in compliance with this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders. Such service shall be at reasonable rates and without discrimination.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4203

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4203) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4203)
    Sec. 18c-4203. Household goods contract carrier permits.
    (1) Prerequisite to operation as a household goods contract carrier. No person shall operate as a household goods contract carrier of property unless such person possesses a household goods contract carrier permit issued by the Commission and in good standing.
    (2) Requirements for issuance.
        (a) General requirements. The Commission shall grant
    
an application for a household goods contract carrier permit, in whole or in part, to the extent that it finds that the application was properly filed; the applicant is fit, willing and able to provide the service in compliance with this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders; and issuance of the permit will be consistent with the public interest. Otherwise, the application shall be denied. The burden of proving that the requirements for issuance of a household goods contract carrier permit have been met shall be borne by the applicant.
        (b) Conversion to household goods common carrier
    
authority. The Commission may, at the request of the holder, authorize the conversion of household goods contract carrier authority to household goods common carrier authority, subject to the same terms, conditions, limitations, and regulations as other household goods common carriers.
        (c) Cancellation and non-renewal of contracts.
    
Cancellation or non-renewal of a contract, or failure to keep on file with the Commission a copy of a valid contract, shall render a permit void with regard to the involved shipper.
    (3) Duties and practices of household goods contract carriers.
        (a) Services. Household goods contract carriers shall
    
provide safe and adequate transportation service to their contracting shippers within the scope of their authorities and contracts and in compliance with this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders.
        (b) Contracts. Each household goods contract carrier
    
shall file with the Commission a copy of each contract executed under authority of its permit, and shall provide no service except in accordance with contracts on file with the Commission. The Commission may, at any time, reject contracts filed with it which do not comply with the provisions of this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders.
(Source: P.A. 97-595, eff. 8-26-11.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4204

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4204) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4204)
    Sec. 18c-4204. Standards to be considered in issuing common and contract household goods carrier licenses. The Commission shall exercise its discretion in regard to issuance of common carrier of household goods or contract carrier of household goods licenses in accordance with standards enumerated in this Section.
    (1) Standards relevant to both common and contract household goods carrier licenses. In determining whether to issue a common carrier of household goods certificate or a contract carrier of household goods permit under Sections 18c-4202 and 18c-4203 of this Chapter, the Commission shall consider, in addition to other standards enumerated in this Chapter:
        (a) (Blank);
        (b) The existing authorized carriers' services,
    
including the adequacy of such services and the effect which issuance of a new certificate or permit would have on such services;
        (c) (Blank);
        (d) Any evidence bearing on the fitness, willingness,
    
or ability of the applicant, including but not limited to any past history of violations of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, whether or not such violations were the subject of an enforcement proceeding; and
        (e) The effect which issuing the certificate or
    
permit would have on the development, maintenance and preservation of the highways of this State for commercial and other public use.
    (2) Additional standards relevant to household goods contract carrier licenses. In determining whether to issue a household goods contract carrier permit under Section 18c-4203 of this Chapter, the Commission shall consider, in addition to standards enumerated in subsection (1) of this Section or elsewhere in this Sub-chapter:
        (a) Whether the proposed service is contract carrier
    
service; and
        (b) The effect which failure to issue the permit
    
would have on the supporting shipper or shippers.
    (3) Standards not relevant to either household goods common or household goods contract carrier licenses. In determining whether to issue a household goods common carrier certificate or a household goods contract carrier permit under Sections 18c-4202 and 18c-4203 of this Chapter, the Commission shall not consider:
        (a) The mere preference of the supporting shipper or
    
shippers or their receiver or receivers for the applicant's service; or
        (b) Any illegal operations of the applicant as
    
evidence of shipper need or the inadequacy of existing carriers' services.
(Source: P.A. 97-595, eff. 8-26-11.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4204a

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4204a) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4204a)
    Sec. 18c-4204a. Fitness standards.
    (1) Establishment of administrative standards. The Commission shall, within 180 days from the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987, adopt and implement standards for determining fitness to hold or continue to hold a household goods carrier license.
    (2) Statutory standards. A person shall not be considered fit for purposes of this Section unless the record shows that, at the time of hearing, the person:
        (a) Is aware of its obligations under this Chapter,
    
Commission regulations and orders, and other provisions of The Illinois Vehicle Code;
        (b) Has substantially complied with applicable
    
statutes and regulations; and
        (c) Possesses the equipment, facilities, financial
    
resources, knowledge and experience to provide the proposed service and meet the needs of supporting shippers, in compliance with applicable statutes and regulations, on a long-term basis.
    (3) Burden of proof in application proceedings.
        (a) Temporary authority. Each applicant for
    
temporary household goods carrier authority shall have the burden of making a prima facie showing of fitness. The Commission may, in its discretion, deny an application for temporary household goods authority where the applicant's fitness is controverted by specific allegations, under oath, by an intervenor.
        (b) Permanent authority. Each applicant for
    
permanent household goods authority shall have the burden of proving its fitness by clear and convincing evidence.
        (c) Findings. The order granting permanent household
    
goods authority shall contain specific findings, with citation to the record, on each aspect of fitness.
    (4) Revocation proceedings. If the record in a revocation proceeding shows that a licensee is no longer fit to hold a household goods carrier license, the Commission shall suspend or revoke the license. When a license is suspended under this Section, the holder shall have 6 months in which to demonstrate, by clear and convincing evidence, that its fitness has been restored. Unless the Commission finds that such a demonstration has been made, the license shall be revoked. A license revoked under this Section shall not be reinstated.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4206

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4206) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4206)
    Sec. 18c-4206. Dual operations.
    (1) Dual common/contract operations. No person shall hold both a household goods common carrier certificate and a household goods contract carrier permit unless the Commission determines, or has determined, that both licenses may be held consistent with the public interest and authorizes such dual licensing. Issuance of household goods contract carrier authority after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 to a person that already holds household goods common carrier authority, or vice versa, shall be rebuttably presumed inconsistent with the public interest if the two authorities would be duplicative, in whole or in part.
    (2) Merger of duplicative operating rights. The Commission may, except as otherwise provided in this subsection, order that duplicative operating rights, whether household goods common carrier or household goods contract carrier or both, be merged into a single license and may impose such requirements upon operations under such license as will promote the public interest and effectuate the purposes of this Chapter. The power of the Commission to order merger shall not extend to duplicative operating rights in existence on the effective date of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4207

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4207) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4207)
    Sec. 18c-4207. Cessation of service under a license. No household goods carrier shall abandon, discontinue, or suspend any service that it is authorized to provide pursuant to a license issued by the Commission without authorization by the Commission. If the Commission finds good cause for the abandonment, discontinuance, or suspension, it may approve same. If the Commission finds that a household goods carrier has abandoned, discontinued, or suspended service without authorization, it may revoke the carrier's license.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art III heading)
ARTICLE III. TRANSFER OF LICENSES

625 ILCS 5/18c-4301

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4301)
    Sec. 18c-4301. Power of Commission to Approve Transfers. A license issued under this Sub-chapter may be transferred, with Commission approval, under the conditions specified in this Article and in accordance with such rules and regulations as the Commission may prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4302

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4302)
    Sec. 18c-4302. Types of Transfers Which May be Approved. It is lawful, with prior authorization from the Commission, for:
    (1) Two or more motor carriers of property to consolidate or merge their properties into one business entity for the ownership, management, or operation of the properties theretofore in separate ownership;
    (2) A motor carrier of property, or two or more such carriers jointly, to purchase, lease or contract to operate the properties of another such carrier;
    (3) A motor carrier of property, or two or more such carriers jointly, to acquire control of another such carrier through ownership of its stock or otherwise;
    (4) A person not a motor carrier of property, to acquire control of one or more such motor carriers through ownership of its or their stock or otherwise;
    (5) A person not a motor carrier of property and which has control of one or more such carriers to acquire control of another carrier through ownership of its stock or otherwise; or
    (6) A person to acquire possession, ownership, or control, by means of the sale or other conveyance of a license issued by the Commission to another person.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4303

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4303)
    Sec. 18c-4303. Applications for Approval. Applications for approval of the transfer of a license shall be on forms prescribed by the Commission and shall, where possible, be accompanied by a copy of the written contract executed by parties to the proposed transfer. The contract must state that it:
    (1) Is expressly conditioned on approval of the transfer by the Commission;
    (2) Is a complete and exclusive statement of the rights of the parties in regard to the proposed transfer; and
    (3) Cannot be amended without notice to and approval by the Commission. The application shall also be accompanied by an abstract of shipments performed by the transferor within the last year prior to the date of the contract showing the date of each shipment, the identification number of the shipment, the origin and destination of the shipment, and a description of the commodity shipped.
    The application shall not be docketed until a contract and abstract have been filed. Where the contract cannot be signed because of some operation of law, the Commission may waive the signature of the transferor, but not the filing of the written contract.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4304

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4304) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4304)
    Sec. 18c-4304. Standard for Review of Applications. The Commission may approve a proposed transfer if it finds that:
    (1) The license to be transferred is in good standing and has not been abandoned, discontinued, or suspended, in whole or in part;
    (2) The proposed transferee is fit, willing, and able to provide service for which the license was issued, and to do so in compliance with provisions of this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders; and
    (3) The transfer would be consistent with the public interest and the state transportation policy.
    The Commission may approve or disapprove a transfer, in whole or in part, and may subject the transfer to such terms and conditions as will protect the public interest and effectuate the purposes of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4305

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4305) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4305)
    Sec. 18c-4305. Abandonment, Discontinuance, or Suspension of Service Under a License to be Transferred. In determining whether the proposed transferor has abandoned, discontinued or suspended service without authorization, the Commission shall only consider the operations of the transferring party performed within the last 2 years prior to the date on which the contract between transferor and transferee was executed, or the date the application was filed.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4306

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4306) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4306)
    Sec. 18c-4306. Expedited Transfer Procedures.
    (1) The Commission may provide for the transfer of a license, without notice and hearing, and without the necessity of making the findings specified above, when such transfer or control is to:
        (a) a member or members of the transferor's immediate
    
family;
        (b) a corporation, the stock of which is wholly owned
    
by the transferor or members of his immediate family or a member or members of the transferor partnership;
        (c) a member or members of a partnership of which the
    
transferor is a partner;
        (d) a stockholder or stockholders of the transferor
    
corporation or of a corporation wholly owned by the transferor or the transferor's immediate family;
        (e) the heirs of a person who dies intestate or the
    
legatees of a testator, upon order of the probate court having jurisdiction;
        (f) the heirs or legatees of the transferor pursuant
    
to the Probate Act of 1975, as amended;
        (g) a corporation, more than 50% of the stock of
    
which is controlled by the stockholders of the transferor corporation; or
        (h) a corporation, all of the stock of which is
    
controlled by a member or members of the immediate family of the stockholder or stockholders of the transferor corporation.
    (2) When a transfer of a license may be accomplished on an expedited basis without notice and hearing through 2 or more transactions of the type described in subsection (a), and they do, in fact, represent a single, contemporaneous transaction, then the Commission shall allow the transfer to be made as a single transaction in a single application. However, it shall be the applicants' burden to demonstrate that they are entitled to this treatment of their application by setting forth each of the individual qualifying transactions under subsection (1) with the same detail and specificity as if each individual application were filed.
(Source: P.A. 88-415.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4307

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4307) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4307)
    Sec. 18c-4307. Unapproved Transfers. (1) Unapproved Transfers Prohibited. Except as provided in this Article, no person may enter into a transaction to accomplish or effectuate, or participate in accomplishing or effectuating, the ownership, control or management of any one or more motor carriers, however such result is attained, whether directly or indirectly by use of common directors, officers, or stockholders, a holding or investment company, a voting trust, or in any other manner, and regardless of whether or not the carrier received compensation or value from the transaction. Nor shall any person continue to maintain control or management accomplished or effectuated in violation of this Article. The words "control or management," when used in this Article, shall be construed to include the power to exercise control or management.
    (2) Direct Supervision and Control by License Holder Required. The holder of a motor carrier license shall exercise direct supervision and control over all operations conducted with vehicles registered under its license or utilized in conducting operations under its license. The holder may be called upon to demonstrate that it is exercising direct supervision and control. Failure to exercise active supervision and control shall constitute the unauthorized transfer of operating rights in violation of this Chapter. Where an unauthorized transfer occurs, both the transferor and transferee shall have committed violations of this Chapter. Nothing contained herein shall prevent the holder from exercising such supervision and control through a manager or other bona fide employee of the holder. Elements to be considered in evaluating whether supervision and control is being exercised include solicitation; public identification; billing; collecting; dispatching drivers and equipment; hiring; evaluation and firing of drivers and other personnel; liability for cargo loss or damage; and responsibility for payment of carrier expenses.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4308

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4308) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4308)
    Sec. 18c-4308. Enforcement of Transfer Requirements. The Commission may, on its own motion or on complaint, investigate and determine whether violations of this Article have occurred. When the Commission determines that a carrier or other person is violating the provisions of this Article it shall by order require the carrier or other person to take whatever action is necessary to prevent continuance of the violation, and may, in addition, impose sanctions as provided in this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4309

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4309) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4309)
    Sec. 18c-4309. Temporary Suspension and Transfer. Periods during which a license is temporarily suspended by order of the Commission shall not be considered as part of the 1-year period for which an abstract of shipments must be provided for application to transfer a license pursuant to Section 18c-4303 of this Chapter, or for the 2-year period used to determine whether a proposed transferor has abandoned, discontinued or suspended service without Commission authorization pursuant to Section 18c-4305 of this Chapter. This Section shall apply to all temporary suspension applications filed, and all temporary suspensions granted, on or after January 1, 1986.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art IV

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art IV heading)
ARTICLE IV. RATE FILINGS AND REGISTRATION OF
INTRASTATE PUBLIC CARRIERS AND EQUIPMENT AND
REGISTRATION OF INTERSTATE CARRIERS AND EQUIPMENT

625 ILCS 5/18c-4401

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4401) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4401)
    Sec. 18c-4401. Registration required.
    (1) General provisions. No intrastate public carrier and no interstate carrier shall operate over the public roads of this State without a registration issued pursuant to this Article and in effect at the time operations are conducted. As used in this Article, "interstate carrier" includes any private carrier that is required to register under federal law.
    (2) Interstate intercorporate hauling and single-source leasing. Persons or entities engaged in interstate compensated intercorporate hauling, and interstate private carriers which lease equipment, with drivers, are interstate carriers for purposes of this Article notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter. However, the Commission may:
        (a) Exempt such carriers from the requirements of
    
this Article;
        (b) Subject any such exemption to such reasonable
    
terms and conditions as the Commission deems necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Chapter; and
        (c) Revoke any exemption granted hereunder if it
    
deems revocation necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 94-760, eff. 1-1-07.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4402

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4402) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4402)
    Sec. 18c-4402. Registration Standards. The Commission shall not issue a registration until after the carrier has:
    (1) Properly filed an application for registration; and
    (2) Complied with Commission regulations and orders regarding:
    (a) Application, franchise, franchise renewal, and other fees and levies; and
    (b) Proof of insurance.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4403

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4403) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4403)
    Sec. 18c-4403. Issuance of registrations. The Commission may issue registrations to any qualified applicant authorizing bona fide intrastate public carrier or interstate operations, if it is found that the applicant is fit, willing, and able to provide service in conformity with the requirements of this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4404

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4404) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4404)
    Sec. 18c-4404. Revocation of Registrations. The Commission may revoke any registration if it determines that the carrier has failed to comply with this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, or with any other statute or regulation of this State relating to the privilege of operating motor vehicles over the public roads of the State.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4405

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4405)
    Sec. 18c-4405. Intrastate public carrier rate filings. Public carriers that voluntarily file rates under an agreement approved by the Commission under Section 18c-4502 of this Chapter are subject to all provisions of Sub-chapter 3, Article II, and Section 18c-4501 of this Chapter 18c.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art V

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art V heading)
ARTICLE V. RATEMAKING.

625 ILCS 5/18c-4501

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4501) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4501)
    Sec. 18c-4501. Jurisdiction and power of the Commission.
    (1) Power to set rates. The Commission shall have jurisdiction and power to set the maximum or minimum, or maximum and minimum, lawful rates for intrastate service by common carriers of household goods, to set the minimum lawful rates for contract carriers of household goods, and to prescribe the form and content of tariffs and schedules containing such rates.
    (2) Power to Establish Ratemaking Procedures. The Commission may establish procedures for the filing, publication, investigation, suspension and prescription of rates. The Commission may provide that rates for particular services will go into effect unless suspended by the Commission, or may require that rates for such services be approved by the Commission before going into effect.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4502

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4502) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4502)
    Sec. 18c-4502. Collective Ratemaking. (1) Application for Approval. Any carrier party to an agreement between or among 2 or more carriers relating to rates, fares, classifications, divisions, allowances, or charges (including charges between carriers and compensation paid or received for the use of facilities and equipment), or rules and regulations pertaining thereto, or procedures for the joint consideration, initiation or establishment thereof, whether such conference, bureau, committee, or other organization be a "for-profit" or "not-for-profit" corporate entity or whether or not such conference, bureau, committee or other organization is or will be controlled by other businesses may, under such rules and regulations as the Commission may prescribe, apply to the Commission for approval of the agreement, and the Commission shall by order approve any such agreement, if approval thereof is not prohibited by subsection (3), (4), or (5) of this Section, if it finds that, by reason of furtherance of the State transportation policy declared in Section 18c-1103 of this Chapter, the relief provided in subsection (8) should apply with respect to the making and carrying out of such agreement; otherwise the application shall be denied. The approval of the Commission shall be granted only upon such terms and conditions as the Commission may prescribe as necessary to enable it to grant its approval in accordance with the standard above set forth in this paragraph.
    (2) Accounts, Reporting, and Internal Procedures. Each conference, bureau, committee, or other organization established or continued pursuant to any agreement approved by the Commission under the provisions of this Section shall maintain such accounts, records, files and memoranda and shall submit to the Commission such reports, as may be prescribed by the Commission, and all such accounts, records, files, and memoranda shall be subject to inspection by the Commission or its duly authorized representatives. Any conference, bureau committee, or other organization described in subsection (1) of this Section shall cause to be published notice of the final disposition of any action taken by such entity together with a concise statement of the reasons therefore. The Commission shall withhold approval of any agreement under this Section unless the agreement specifies a reasonable period of time within which proposals by parties to the agreement will be finally acted upon by the conference, bureau, committee, or other organization.
    (3) Matters Which May Be the Subject of Agreements Approved By the Commission. The Commission shall not approve under this Section any agreement between or among carriers of different classes unless it finds that such agreement is of the character described in subsection (1) of this Section and is limited to matters relating to transportation under joint rates or over through routes. For purposes of this paragraph carriers by railroad and express companies are carriers of one class; carriers by motor vehicle are carriers of one class and carriers by water are carriers of one class.
    (4) Non-Applicability of Section to Transfers. The Commission shall not approve under this Section any agreement which it finds is an agreement with respect to a pooling, division, or other matter or transaction, to which Section 18c-4302 of this Chapter is applicable.
    (5) Independent Action. The Commission shall not approve under this Section any agreement which establishes a procedure for the determination of any matter through joint consideration unless it finds that under the agreement there is accorded to each party the free and unrestrained right to take independent action either before or after any determination arrived at through such procedures. The Commission shall not find that each party has a free and unrestrained right to take independent action if the conference, bureau, committee, or other organization is granted by the agreement any right to engage in proceedings before the Commission or before any court regarding any action taken by a party to an agreement authorized by this Section, or by any other party providing or seeking authority to provide transportation services.
    (6) Investigation of Activities. The Commission is authorized, upon complaint or upon its own initiative without complaint, to investigate and determine whether any agreement previously approved by it under this Section or terms and conditions upon which such approval was granted, is not or are not in conformity with the standard, set forth in subsection (1), or whether any such terms and conditions are not necessary for purposes of conformity with such standard, and, after such investigation, the Commission shall by order terminate or modify its approval of such agreement if it finds such action necessary to insure conformity with such standard, and shall modify the terms and conditions upon which such approval was granted to the extent it finds necessary to insure conformity with such standard or to the extent to which it finds such terms and conditions not necessary to insure such conformity. The effective date of any order terminating or modifying approval, or modifying terms and conditions, shall be postponed for such period as the Commission determines to be reasonably necessary to avoid undue hardship.
    (7) Hearings and Orders. No order shall be entered under this Section except after interested parties have been afforded reasonable opportunity for hearing.
    (8) Exemption From State Antitrust Laws. Parties to any agreement approved by the Commission under this Section and other persons are, if the approval of such agreement is not prohibited by subsection (3), (4), or (5), hereby relieved from the operation of the antitrust laws with respect to the making of such agreement, and with respect to the carrying out of such agreement in conformity with its provisions and in conformity with the terms and conditions prescribed by the Commission.
    (9) Other Laws Not Affected. Any action of the Commission under this Section in approving an agreement, or in denying an application for such approval, or in terminating or modifying its approval of an agreement, or in prescribing the terms and conditions upon which its approval is to be granted, or in modifying such terms and conditions, shall be construed as having effect solely with reference to the applicability of the relief provisions of paragraph subsection (8) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4503

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4503) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4503)
    Sec. 18c-4503. Terminal Area Operations.
    (1) Exemption From Rate Regulation. Except as provided in subsection (2) of this Section, nothing contained in this Chapter shall be construed to require any carrier engaged in the transportation of property by motor vehicle between points wholly within a terminal area to comply with the provisions of this Chapter with respect to the filing, publishing, observance or enforcement of tariffs or schedules of rates with respect to transportation wholly within any such area.
    (2) Application of Section. Notwithstanding any contrary provisions therein, the ratemaking provisions of subsection (1) of this Section shall have no application to transportation of household goods, as defined in Commission regulations, wholly within a county having a population of more than 1,000,000.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art VI

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art VI heading)
ARTICLE VI. CAB CARDS AND IDENTIFIERS

625 ILCS 5/18c-4601

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4601) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4601)
    Sec. 18c-4601. Cab Card and Identifier to be Carried and Displayed in Each Vehicle.
    (1) General Provisions.
    (a) Carrying Requirement. Each motor vehicle used in for-hire transportation upon the public roads of this State shall carry a current cab card together with an identifier issued by or under authority of the Commission. If the carrier is an intrastate motor carrier of property, the prescribed intrastate cab card and identifier shall be required; if the carrier is an interstate motor carrier of property, the prescribed interstate cab card and identifier shall be required.
    (b) Execution and Presentation Requirement. Such cab card shall be properly executed by the carrier. The cab card, with an identifier affixed or printed thereon, shall be carried in the vehicle for which it was executed. The cab card and identifier shall be presented upon request to any authorized employee of the Commission or the State Police or Secretary of State.
    (c) Deadlines for Execution, Carrying, and Presentation. Cab cards and identifiers shall be executed, carried, and presented no earlier than December 1 of the calendar year preceding the calendar year for which fees are owing, and no later than February 1 of the calendar year for which fees are owing, unless otherwise provided in Commission regulations and orders.
    (2) Interstate Compensated Intercorporate Hauling and Single-Source Leasing. The provisions of subsection (1) of this Section apply to motor vehicles used in interstate compensated intercorporate hauling or which are leased, with drivers, to private carriers for use in interstate commerce, as well as to other motor vehicles used in for-hire transportation upon the public roads of this State. However, the Commission may:
    (a) Exempt such carriers from the requirements of this Article;
    (b) Subject any exemption to such reasonable terms and conditions as the Commission deems necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Chapter; and
    (c) Revoke any exemption granted hereunder if it deems revocation necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4602

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4602) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4602)
    Sec. 18c-4602. Commission to Prescribe Cab Cards and Identifiers. The Commission shall prescribe the cab cards and identifiers required under Section 18c-4601 of this Chapter.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4603

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4603) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4603)
    Sec. 18c-4603. Issuance of Cab Cards and Identifiers. (1) Applications for Cards and Identifiers. Applications for cab cards and identifiers shall be on forms prescribed by the Commission and shall be accompanied by the per vehicle franchise or franchise renewal fee prescribed by the Commission.
    (2) Expiration and Renewal of Cab Cards and Identifiers. Identifiers issued by or under authority of the Commission shall expire automatically on January 31 of each year, or on such other date as the Commission may prescribe. It shall be the responsibility of each carrier to insure that the cab cards and identifiers in its vehicles are current.
    (3) Issuance of Cards and Identifiers. Applications and fees for cab cards and identifiers may be filed with, and cards or identifiers may be issued by, the Commission or its agent. The Commission shall issue intrastate cab cards and identifiers and interstate identifiers as proof of payment of franchise and franchise renewal fees by licensed intrastate and registered interstate carriers. Upon payment of the intrastate fee by a licensed intrastate motor carrier of property, the Commission shall issue a current Illinois cab card with identifier printed thereon. Upon payment of the interstate fee, the Commission shall issue a current Illinois interstate identifier.
(Source: P.A. 94-760, eff. 1-1-07.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4604

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4604) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4604)
    Sec. 18c-4604. Enforcement. It shall be a violation of this Chapter, separate and apart from any other violation, for a person to:
    (1) Operate a vehicle without a current, executed cab card and identifier as required by this Article;
    (2) Transfer a cab card and identifier to a vehicle other than the vehicle for which it was originally executed, except in accordance with Commission regulations;
    (3) Use a cab card and identifier issued to another carrier or permit the use of a cab card by another carrier except in accordance with Commission regulations; or
    (4) Fail to present a cab card and identifier as required by this Article.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art VII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. IDENTIFICATION OF CARRIERS

625 ILCS 5/18c-4701

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4701) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4701)
    Sec. 18c-4701. Insignia on Vehicles.
    (1) General Requirements to be Prescribed by Commission. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, no intrastate carrier shall operate any motor vehicle upon the public roads of this State unless there is painted or affixed to both sides of the cab or power unit, in accordance with such specifications as the Commission may prescribe, the trade name of the carrier as it appears on the carrier's license or the carrier's recognized logo, together with the license and registration number of the carrier. Likewise, no interstate carrier shall operate any motor vehicle upon the public roads of this State unless there is painted or affixed to both sides of the cab or power unit, in accordance with such specifications as the Commission may prescribe, the registration or authority number of the carrier.
    (2) Use of ICC-Prescribed Identification. Identifying information prescribed by the Interstate Commerce Commission may be used in satisfaction of requirements established under this Section, including special orders granting a petition for waiver of Sections 1057.22(a) and 1057.22(c)(2) and (4), as they relate to equipment receipts, of the Lease and Interchange of Vehicle Regulations (49 CFR 1057), in lieu of numbers or symbols prescribed by the Commission.
    (3) Identification of Trip Lessees. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section to the contrary, a motor vehicle trip leased in accordance with this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders shall not be required to bear the name and license number of the lessee if:
        (a) the motor vehicle bears the name and license or
    
registration number of the lessor in accordance with subsection (1) of this Section, Commission regulations and orders;
        (b) the lessor and lessee are commonly-owned; and
        (c) the vehicle carries a photocopy of a letter
    
signed by the lessor, on file with the Commission, stating that the lessor and lessee are commonly-owned.
    (4) Rules not superseded. The authority of the Illinois Commerce Commission to regulate the identification of motor vehicles of intrastate and interstate carriers, engaged in the transportation of hazardous materials, shall not supersede or replace the rules and regulations of the Illinois Department of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations Part 390.21, as relates now or hereafter to the markings and identification of such vehicles.
    (5) Identification on vehicles under 9,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW). Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) less than 9,000 pounds may, in lieu of identification required under subsection (1) of this Section display the trade name of the carrier as it appears on the carrier's license or the carrier's recognized logo, together with the license and registration number of the carrier in such manner as to be clearly legible and visible from both sides of the vehicle at a distance of 25 feet, when the vehicle is not in motion, and in accordance with such specifications as the Commission may prescribe.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4702

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4702) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4702)
    Sec. 18c-4702. Identification of Carrier in Advertising, Solicitation, and other Documents. No carrier shall use in any advertising, solicitation, correspondence, publication, or other document connected with its transportation service any name other than its name or trade name as it appears on the carrier's license or registration. Each advertisement, solicitation, correspondence, publication, or other document shall contain the carrier's license or registration number unless otherwise provided in Commission regulations or orders.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sb 4 Art VIII

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sb 4 Art VIII heading)
ARTICLE VIII. BILLS OF LADING

625 ILCS 5/18c-4801

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4801) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4801)
    Sec. 18c-4801. Rights, Obligations, and Liabilities. The provisions of Sections 7-101, 7-102, 7-103, 7-104, 7-105, 7-301, 7-302, 7-303, 7-304, 7-305, 7-306, 7-307, 7-308, 7-309, 7-401, 7-402, 7-403, 7-404, 7-501, 7-502, 7-503, 7-504, 7-505, 7-506, 7-507, 7-508, 7-509, 7-601, 7-602, 7-603 of the "Uniform Commercial Code", as amended, are adopted by reference to the extent that they relate to bills of lading and the intrastate transportation of property by a motor common carrier.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4802

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4802) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4802)
    Sec. 18c-4802. Straight Bill of Lading. A bill in which it is stated that the goods are consigned or destined to a specific person is a straight bill.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4803

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4803) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4803)
    Sec. 18c-4803. Order Bill of Lading. A bill of lading in which it is stated that the goods are consigned or destined to the order of any person named in such bill is an order bill of lading. Any provision in such a bill or in any notice, contract, regulation, or tariff that it is nonnegotiable shall be null and void unless upon its face and in writing such provision is agreed to by the shipper.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4804

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4804) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4804)
    Sec. 18c-4804. Limitation of Liability. The provisions of this Section respecting liability for full actual loss, damage or injury, notwithstanding subsection 2 of Section 7-309 of the "Uniform Commercial Code", as amended, do not apply to property received for transportation concerning which the carrier is expressly authorized or required by order of the Commission to establish rates based on value declared in writing by the shipper or agreed upon by the shipper, in writing, as the released value of the property. Such declarations or agreements have no other effect than to limit liability to an amount not exceeding the value declared or released, and are not in violation of this Chapter. A tariff containing such rates shall contain specific reference to the Commission order authorizing them.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4805

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4805) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4805)
    Sec. 18c-4805. Other Remedies Available to Holder of Bill of Lading Not Preempted. This Article does not deprive any holder of a receipt or bill of lading of any remedy or right of action had under existing law.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4806

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4806) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4806)
    Sec. 18c-4806. Delivering Carrier Defined. For the purposes of this Section the delivering carrier is the carrier performing transportation service to or nearest to the point of destination.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4807

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4807) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4807)
    Sec. 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 property.
    (2) Exceptions.
    (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 this Chapter.
    (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.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art IX

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 4 Art IX heading)
ARTICLE IX. SAFETY REGULATIONS FOR
MOTOR CARRIERS OF PROPERTY: INSURANCE

625 ILCS 5/18c-4901

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4901) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4901)
    Sec. 18c-4901. Insurance Coverage as a Prerequisite to Operations. No motor carrier of property shall operate within this State unless it has on file with the Commission or its agent proof of continuous insurance or surety coverage in accordance with Commission regulations.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4902

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4902) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4902)
    Sec. 18c-4902. Commission to Set Insurance Coverage Limits and Establish Procedures. The Commission shall prescribe the amounts of insurance or surety coverage required as a minimum, the maximum allowable deductible limits, procedures for the filing and rejection or return of filings, and such other reasonable regulations regarding insurance or surety coverage as are necessary to protect the travelling and shipping or receiving public.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4903

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4903) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4903)
    Sec. 18c-4903. Implied Terms of Insurance Coverage. Each certificate or other proof of insurance or surety coverage shall have, as an implied term, that the insurance or surety coverage will remain in effect continuously until notice of cancellation is filed in accordance with Commission regulations, and that all motor vehicles operated by or under authority of the carrier will be covered, whether or not such vehicles have been reported to the insurance, surety, or other company. Filing proof of insurance with the Commission shall constitute acceptance of this implied term, and such acceptance may not thereafter be withdrawn except on withdrawal of all proof of insurance or surety coverage.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4904

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4904) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4904)
    Sec. 18c-4904. Liability to Be Covered by Insurance. Insurance or surety under this Article shall cover the carrier's liability for injury to persons and damage to property other than cargo. Coverage shall, in the case of motor common carriers, also extend to cargo damage.
(Source: P.A. 85-553.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-4905

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-4905) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-4905)
    Sec. 18c-4905. Self-insurance. The Commission may exempt a carrier from the requirement of Sections 18c-4901, 18c-4902, 18c-4903, and 18c-4904 of this Chapter if it determines that the carrier has the financial ability to pay for any and all damages the liability for which would otherwise be assumed by an insurance or surety company under the referenced sections. Each carrier so exempted shall file periodic reports, at such intervals as the Commission shall specify, showing its continuing ability to act as a self-insurer. The Commission may rescind an exemption on 10 days' notice if rescission appears necessary to protect the public. Upon the granting or rescission of a self-insured status of a carrier by the Commission, the Commission shall immediately notify, in writing, the Illinois Department of Transportation of the name, address, and other pertinent information required by the Department of Transportation concerning the status of the carrier.
(Source: P.A. 84-1246.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 5

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 5 heading)
SUB-CHAPTER 5. SPECIAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE
TO TRANSPORTATION OF PROPERTY
OVER PUBLIC ROADS

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 5 Art I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 5 Art I heading)
ARTICLE I. BROKERS

625 ILCS 5/18c-5101

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5101)
    Sec. 18c-5101. Unlawful Activities. It shall be unlawful for any person:
    (1) To act as a broker without a license in good standing issued to it by the Commission;
    (2) To act as a broker in violation of any provision of this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders, or any other law of this state;
    (3) To act as a broker of any shipment which the person owns or in which the person has a beneficial interest;
    (4) To act as a broker of any shipment over which the person is able to exercise control because the person acting as a broker owns or controls the shipper, the shipper owns or controls the person acting as a broker, or there is a common ownership or control of the two;
    (5) Which is also a broker to act or represent itself as a shipper in dealing with a common or contract carrier of property by motor vehicle;
    (6) To act as a broker in connection with transportation by a person other than an authorized common or contract carrier of property by motor vehicle, unless the carrier does not require authorization to transport the shipment;
    (7) To act as a broker in connection with transportation at other than lawfully applicable rates for the motor carrier service;
    (8) To act as a broker in any name other than that which appears on its Commission license;
    (9) To act as a broker without fully disclosing its brokering status;
    (10) To provide transportation service with regard to freight for which it was the broker;
    (11) To receive any compensation for brokering services other than a fee assessed to the shipper or, alternatively, to the carrier, in addition to freight charges at lawfully applicable rates for the motor carrier service;
    (12) To advertise, offer, or give anything of value to a shipper, consignor, or consignee, other than inexpensive promotional items; or
    (13) Act as a broker of household goods.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5102

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5102) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5102)
    Sec. 18c-5102. Licensing of Brokers. (1) Procedures for Issuing Brokers' Licenses. The Provisions of Article II of Sub-chapter 4 of this Chapter which govern the form and manner of filing of applications for authority, notice to be given to the public, and hearing, shall likewise govern the issuance of a brokers' license.
    (2) Standards for Review of Brokers' License Applications. The Commission shall issue a license authorizing a person to act as a statewide broker of general commodities where:
    (a) The person has properly filed an application on forms prescribed by the Commission;
    (b) The person has remitted the filing fee prescribed by the Commission;
    (c) The person has filed proof of bond or insurance as required by Commission regulations; and
    (d) The Commission has determined that the person is fit, willing, and able to;
    (i) Act as a statewide broker of general commodities as authorized by the license; and
    (ii) Comply with provisions of this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders. Otherwise, the application shall be denied.
    (3) Suspension or Revocation of Brokers' Licenses. If at any time the Commission determines after notice and hearing that the holder of a broker's license is not fit, willing, or able to continue to act as a broker, the Commission may suspend or revoke the license.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5103

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5103) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5103)
    Sec. 18c-5103. The Fitness Standard. A person shall be rebuttably presumed unfit to act or to continue to act as a broker if:
    (1) The person has violated any provision of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, or any other law governing its activities as a broker;
    (2) The person has violated any fiduciary or other obligation with regard to transmittal of monies, bills, or other matters entrusted to it as broker; or
    (3) The person is applying for a broker's license and any other person the ownership, management, or control of which is or was in substantial identity with the applicant has committed an act of the type described in (1) or (2), above. The Commission may consider any relevant facts in determining whether a person is fit to act or to continue to act as a broker, or whether any presumption which arises under this Section has been rebutted.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5104

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5104) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5104)
    Sec. 18c-5104. Transfer of Brokers' Licenses. (1) Transfer of Brokers' Licenses Permitted. A broker's license may be transferred, with Commission approval, under the conditions specified in this Section and in accordance with such regulations as the Commission may prescribe.
    (2) Procedures for Transferring Brokers' Licenses. The provisions of Article III of the Sub-chapter 4 of this Chapter that define a transfer and which govern the form and manner of filing of applications for approval of the transfer of a motor carrier of property license, notice to be given to the public, and hearing, shall likewise govern the transfer of a broker's license.
    (3) Standards for Review of Transfer Applications. The Commission shall grant an application for authority to transfer a broker's license where:
    (a) The application was properly filed on forms prescribed by the Commission;
    (b) The person has remitted the filing fee prescribed by the Commission; and
    (c) The transferee is fit, willing, and able under the terms of Section 18c-5103 of this Chapter.
    Otherwise, the application shall be denied.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5105

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5105) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5105)
    Sec. 18c-5105. Bonds and Insurance. The Commission may prescribe for brokers such requirements regarding bonds, insurance, and the terms of coverage thereof, as the Commission determines are needed to protect carriers, shippers, consignors, and consignees of freight with respect to which brokering service is provided. Unless otherwise provided by the Commission, such requirements shall be the same as are applicable to property brokers under the Interstate Commerce Act and regulations adopted thereunder.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5106

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5106) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5106)
    Sec. 18c-5106. Records of Brokers. (1) Records to be Kept by Brokers. A broker shall keep a record of each transaction which shows:
    (a) The name, address, and license number of the motor carrier or carriers;
    (b) The name and address of the shipper, consignor, and consignee;
    (c) The Bill of Lading or freight bill number;
    (d) The amount of compensation received by the broker for brokering service, and the identity of the payor;
    (e) A description of any non-brokering service provided in connection with each shipment or other activity, the amount of compensation received for such non-brokering service, and the identity of the payor;
    (f) The amount of any freight charges collected by the broker, the date on which such charges were paid over to the carrier, and the amount of payment to the carrier; and
    (g) Any other information which the Commission may prescribe.
    (2) Maintenance of Records. Records required to be kept under this Section shall be maintained at an office within the State of Illinois, unless maintenance of an office outside the State of Illinois is expressly authorized by the Commission, and shall be maintained for a period of 3 years after the date on which the shipment was delivered.
    (3) Accounting. Each broker which engages in other business shall maintain accounts so that the brokering portion of its business or businesses is segregated from its other activities.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5107

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5107) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5107)
    Sec. 18c-5107. Brokers and Motor Carrier Applications. A Broker shall not have standing to support any application for motor carrier of property authority.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 5 Art II

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 5 Art II heading)
ARTICLE II. RESOLUTION OF HOUSEHOLD GOODS DISPUTES

625 ILCS 5/18c-5201

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5201) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5201)
    Sec. 18c-5201. Application of Article. The provisions of this Article apply to the collect-on-delivery transportation of household goods for non-commercial use where:
    (1) The dispute relates to the propriety of charges for services rendered or loss of or damage to lading from the loading, unloading, or transportation thereof;
    (2) The movement to which the dispute relates was between points in the State of Illinois; or
    (3) Either the movement was made under authority issued by the Commission or the movement was such that it could have been lawfully made only under authority issued by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5202

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5202) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5202)
    Sec. 18c-5202. Commission to prescribe dispute resolution procedures.
    (1) Within 180 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995, the Commission shall propose rules specifying the procedures by which disputes between carriers and shippers to which this Sub-chapter is applicable will be resolved. Upon adoption, the rules will be applicable to all household goods carriers.
    (2) Standards for dispute resolution procedures. The rules adopted by the Commission shall be calculated to provide for the objective, expeditious, and inexpensive resolution of household goods disputes, and shall include, without limitation, provisions dealing with: the location of any required hearings; required notifications; whether participation in a dispute resolution procedure is mandatory; and how the fees and costs of the procedures shall be distributed. To the extent authorized by Commission rules, procedures adopted under this Article may specify that dispute resolution services will be provided by the Commission, and in accordance with procedural rules adopted by the Commission.
    (3) Grounds for Resolution of Household Goods Disputes. A dispute under this Article shall be resolved adverse to the carrier if:
        (a) The carrier assessed a rate not contained in a
    
lawfully applicable tariff or tariffs for such services;
        (b) The carrier failed to fully apprise the shipper,
    
prior to execution of any contract or contract amendment covering the services, of the lawful rates and charges for such services;
        (c) Damages to lading occurred during the loading,
    
transportation, or unloading of the shipments, or rendition of any accessorial service by the carrier, its employees or agents, without regard to negligence or fault, and the shipper did not elect in writing to assume liability for all or part of such damages.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5203

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5203) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5203)
    Sec. 18c-5203. Award of Attorneys Fees.
    (1) Award to Complaining Shipper. In any court action to resolve a dispute within the scope of this Article, the court shall award reasonable attorney's fees to the complaining shipper if:
        (a) The shipper submitted a claim to the carrier
    
within 120 days after delivery of the shipment is completed;
        (b) The shipper prevailed in the court action; and
        (c) Either:
            (i) No certified private dispute resolution
        
procedure was available for use by the shipper at the time the court action was initiated; or
            (ii) (Blank).
            (iii) The court action was to enforce a timely
        
decision rendered under the dispute resolution procedures specified by the Commission under this amendatory Act of 1995.
    (2) Award to carrier. In any court action to resolve a dispute within the scope of this Article, the court may award reasonable attorney's fees to the carrier if the shipper brought the action in bad faith after submitting the dispute for resolution under the dispute resolution procedures specified by the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 89-444, eff. 1-25-96.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5204

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5204) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5204)
    Sec. 18c-5204. Investigation of Practices of Household Goods Carriers. The Commission may, on its own motion or on complaint, conduct an investigation to determine whether a household goods carrier has, with or without the license required under Sub-chapter 4 of this Chapter, engaged in a pattern or practice of underestimating freight charges for household goods shipments, or has otherwise violated provisions of this Chapter, Commission regulations or orders, and may invoke any or all sanctions provided for in Article VII of Sub-chapter 1 of this Chapter against the carrier if such a pattern or practice, or any other violation, is found to have occurred.
(Source: P.A. 90-89, eff. 1-1-98.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5205

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5205) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5205)
    Sec. 18c-5205. Applicability of Article. This Article applies to disputes arising from transactions which occur at least 180 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1985.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 5 Art III

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 5 Art III heading)
ARTICLE III. NON-RELOCATION TOWING

625 ILCS 5/18c-5301

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5301) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5301)
    Sec. 18c-5301. Application of Article. The provisions of this Article shall apply to non-relocation towing. Where the provisions of this Article conflict with any other provisions in this Chapter, the provisions of this Article shall govern.
(Source: P.A. 84-1311.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5302

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5302) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5302)
    Sec. 18c-5302. Commission to Adopt Special Rules.
    (1) General Provisions. The Commission shall, within 180 days after the effective date of this Article, have finally adopted special forms and regulations applicable to non-relocation towing. Such regulations shall encompass definitions of terms, licensing, ratemaking, record-keeping, insurance or surety coverage, fees, and such other provisions as are necessary to effectuate the purposes of this Article. Such regulations shall be consistent with the provisions of this Article and shall implement such provisions with regard to non-relocation towing in a manner which recognizes the special circumstances and conditions which pertain to non-relocation towing as distinguished from other forms of motor carriage of property.
    (2) Towing at Owner's Request. The Commission shall, within 60 days from July 1, 1988, adopt rules in accordance with Section 5-50 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act which implement the provisions of this Chapter dealing with the exemption of non-relocation towing at the request of the vehicle owner.
(Source: P.A. 88-45.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5303

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5303) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5303)
    Sec. 18c-5303. The Fitness Test. (1) Prima Facie Evidence of Applicant Fitness in Licensing Cases. Applicants for non-relocation towing licenses may establish a prima facie showing of fitness by the following evidence:
    (a) A summary statement of net worth;
    (b) A listing of applicant's drivers and any persons who assist or supervise drivers;
    (c) A description of equipment to be used in providing service under the license;
    (d) A statement that the applicant has not:
    (i) Been convicted, during the 2 years immediately preceding the filing of the application, of a felony involving theft of property, violence to persons, or criminal damage to property; or
    (ii) Been convicted, during the year immediately preceding the filing of the application, of safety violations on 3 or more occasions in which its vehicle or vehicles were taken out of service, or which otherwise show the applicant to be unfit;
    (e) A statement that the applicant does not and will not employ or lease any driver, or any person who will assist or supervise drivers, who has been convicted, during the applicable time frames, of the foregoing violations;
    (f) A statement that the applicant does not and will not employ or lease any driver who does not hold a valid classified driver's license to operate a tow truck;
    (g) A statement that the applicant is familiar with and will comply with the provisions of this Chapter, Commission regulations and orders; and
    (h) Proof of insurance in compliance with Commission regulations and orders.
    (2) Prima Facie Evidence of Licensee Fitness in Enforcement Cases. The respondent in a proceeding to consider whether to suspend or revoke a license authorizing non-relocation towing or to impose other sanctions on grounds of unfitness may establish a prima facie showing of fitness in the manner provided in subsection (1) of this Section.
    (3) Rebuttal of Prima Facie Showing of Fitness. A prima facie showing of applicant or licensee fitness may be rebutted by other evidence of record, either from the applicant or otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 84-1311.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5304

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5304) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5304)
    Sec. 18c-5304. The Public Need/Public Convenience and Necessity Test. Applicants for non-relocation towing licenses may establish, and other parties may rebut, a prima facie showing of public need/public convenience and necessity by the following evidence:
    (1) Existing Towing Companies.
    (a) Evidentiary Standard. Any person engaged in non-relocation towing between July 1, 1985 and January 1, 1986 may establish a prima facie showing of public convenience and necessity to the extent of such operations by submitting a statement:
    (i) Affirming that the person was engaged in non-relocation during the foregoing time period; and
    (ii) Describing its operations during such period.
    (b) Extent of Existing Operations. The extent of the applicant's operations shall be presumed to encompass non-relocation towing within the following territory, unless otherwise shown on the record:
    (i) Movements within a 50 mile radius of the applicant's principal place of business in Illinois; and
    (ii) Movements from points within the foregoing radius to points in Illinois, and vice versa.
    (c) Deadline for Filing Applications. Applications under this subsection must be filed within 9 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1986, or by July 1, 1987, whichever is later.
    (2) New Towing Companies and Extension of Existing Company Operations. Applications for non-relocation towing licenses need not be supported by shippers intending to use the carrier's service if other evidence of public need/public convenience and necessity is offered by carrier witnesses, non-carrier witnesses from other than shippers intending to use the carrier's service, or others.
    (3) Rebuttal of Prima Facie Showing of Public Need/Public Convenience and Necessity. A prima facie showing of public need/public convenience and necessity may be rebutted by other evidence of record, either from the applicant or otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 84-1311.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5305

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5305) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5305)
    Sec. 18c-5305. Hearings in Non-Relocation Towing Authority Cases. (1) Hearings on Fitness Required. Hearings on applications for non-relocation towing licenses shall be governed by the provisions of Section 18c-2101 of this Code, with regard to the issue of fitness; and by the provisions of subsection (2) of Section 18c-2102 of this Code, with regard to the issue of public need/public convenience and necessity. Hearings in other non-relocation towing cases shall be governed by the provisions of Section 18c-2102 of this Code.
    (2) Setting and Conduct of Licensing Hearings.
    (a) Regional Hearings. Hearings on applications for non-relocation towing licenses shall be consolidated and conducted regionally for the convenience of the parties. Where practicable:
    (i) Hearings shall be conducted at a location not more than 50 miles from the principal place of the applicant's business;
    (ii) The Commission shall schedule joint hearings at each regional location.
    (b) Scheduling of Hearings. Hearings on applications for non-relocation towing licenses shall be scheduled and concluded so as to minimize inconvenience to the parties. Where practicable, hearings on an application shall be concluded in a single day, unless:
    (i) Continuance is required for the applicant to produce evidence of its fitness; or
    (ii) A petition for leave to intervene in opposition is properly filed and granted.
(Source: P.A. 84-1311.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5306

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5306) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5306)
    Sec. 18c-5306. Denial, Suspension, or Revocation of Licenses. If, at any time during or after adjudication of a non-relocation towing license application, there exists an issue with regard to the fitness of the applicant, the Commission may suspend any temporary license granted to the applicant. If the applicant is not shown to be fit, the Commission shall revoke the temporary license and deny the application for a permanent license. If, at any time subsequent to the grant of a permanent license, the holder is determined to be unfit, the Commission shall suspend or revoke the license. Suspension or revocation shall be after notice and hearing, absent waiver of same by respondent, as provided for other than motor carrier of property authority cases under Section 18c-2102 of this Code.
(Source: P.A. 84-1311.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5307

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5307) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5307)
    Sec. 18c-5307. False Statements by Applicant. Any false statement of a material fact by an applicant shall be grounds for denial or revocation of a license.
(Source: P.A. 84-1311.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5308

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5308) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5308)
    Sec. 18c-5308. Intervention in Opposition to Non-Relocation Towing applications. (1) Filing Fee for Petitions for Leave to Intervene in Opposition. The Commission shall prescribe a filing fee of not less than $100 for each petition for leave to intervene in opposition in a non-relocation towing authority case.
    (2) Standing to Participate and Intervene. Any person with evidence relating to the fitness of an applicant for a non-relocation towing license may be permitted, at the discretion of the examiner, to present such evidence at hearing. The provisions of paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of Section 18c-2106 of this Code shall not apply to persons filing petitions for leave to intervene in opposition to non-relocation towing license applications, unless the issue of public need/public convenience and necessity is controverted by such persons at hearing.
(Source: P.A. 84-1311.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5309

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5309) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5309)
    Sec. 18c-5309. Ratemaking. Unless otherwise specified in the tariff, rates applicable to non-relocation towing shall be the maximum rates which may be charged by carriers participating in the tariff for such service.
(Source: P.A. 84-1311.)

625 ILCS 5/18c-5310

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-5310) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-5310)
    Sec. 18c-5310. Insurance. (1) Implied Garagekeeper's Liability. The filing of a form E certificate of insurance shall constitute a representation by the insurance company that the underlying insurance policy includes, with regard to non-relocation towing, liability for damage to vehicles in the custody of the non-relocation towing company, whether in transit or otherwise, in an amount not less than the amount of cargo insurance required under Commission regulations and orders, unless otherwise specified by the insurance company on the form E certificate of liability insurance.
    (2) Filing Proof of Cargo Insurance. Except where the form E certificate of liability insurance indicates, in accordance with subsection (1) of this Section, that garagekeeper's liability is not covered by the underlying policy of insurance, a non-relocation towing company shall not be required to file proof of cargo insurance for the transportation of vehicles.
(Source: P.A. 84-1311.)

625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 6

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch. 18C Sub-ch. 6 heading)
SUB-CHAPTER 6. MOTOR CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS

625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 6 Art I

 
    (625 ILCS 5/Ch 18C Sub 6 Art I heading)
ARTICLE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS GOVERNING
MOTOR CARRIERS OF PASSENGERS

625 ILCS 5/18c-6101

    (625 ILCS 5/18c-6101) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 18c-6101)
    Sec. 18c-6101. Scope of Commission Jurisdiction. Except as provided in Section 18c-6102 of this Chapter, the jurisdiction of the Commission shall extend to all motor carriers of passengers operating within the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 84-796.)