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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

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.)