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VEHICLES
(625 ILCS 5/) Illinois Vehicle Code.

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 therefor. 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. 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)

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 Illinois 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. 102-538, eff. 8-20-21.)

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. However, except for a household goods carrier, an interstate carrier operating intrastate may operate a motor vehicle upon the public roads of this State without the intrastate authority number of the carrier painted or affixed to any side of the cab or power unit.
    (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. 100-369, eff. 8-25-17.)

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.)