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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

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) Except as provided in subsection (d), 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) Except as provided in subsection (d), 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.
    (d) Any driver who willfully violates Parts 392, 395, Sections 391.11, 391.15, 391.41, or 391.45 of Part 391, or any other Part of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as adopted by reference in Section 18b-105 of this Code, which would place the driver or vehicle out of service, when the violation results in a motor vehicle accident that causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement, or death to another person, is guilty of a Class 3 felony. Any person other than the driver who willfully violates Parts 392, 395, Sections 391.11, 391.15, 391.41, or 391.45 of Part 391 or any other Part of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as adopted by reference in Section 18b-105 of this Code, which would place the driver or vehicle out of service, when the violation results in a motor vehicle accident that causes great bodily harm, permanent disability or disfigurement, or death to another person, is guilty of a Class 2 felony.
(Source: P.A. 99-291, eff. 1-1-16.)

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.)