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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

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.)