Newsletter of the
Illinois Truck Enforcement Association
Letter from President
It may not seem like it, but summer is just around the corner. Road projects will begin, and trucks will start operating in full force. This is a good time to remind drivers to check their trucks and loads, ensure they are complying with all safety measures and remind truck officers the key goal to any traffic enforcement is the safety of the motoring public.
Together we can make Illinois’ roads safer and show those who choose to operate unsafely that there is no place here for them. Education is the key and the primary function of the ITEA. A good truck officer will spend a little time with the truck he has stopped to help educate the driver on why they were pulled over and how to avoid it in the future.
Looking forward to May, our portable scale certification is scheduled for the 8th and 9th at Advanced Weighing Systems in Addison. Our basic class is scheduled in September and our advanced class will be held in October. More information on those events are below.
Oxcart Company of the Month
Peter Baker & Son Company of Lake Bluff, IL has been selected as the April 2018 Oxcart Carrier of the Month! Peter Baker & Son Company specializes in the production and installation of bituminous asphalt materials for both public and private customers. The company was founded in 1915 and received a 100th Anniversary proclamation from Governor Bruce Rauner in August 2015.
Thank you, Peter Baker & Son Company, for your longevity as business in Illinois and being a leader in local oversize/overweight permit compliance. Enjoy your complimentary membership with the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association!
Scale Certification Dates
Advanced Weighing Systems has announced their next State of Illinois portable scale certification dates.
May 8th and May 9th
To schedule an appointment with Advanced Weighing Systems contact them at, 630-916-6179 or visit www.scaledealer.com
Basic and Advanced Truck Enforcement Officer Class
The College of DuPage Suburban Law Enforcement Academy will once again host the ITEA basic and advanced truck enforcement classes.
The basic class will be held September 24-28, 2018 and will include portable scale certification on the last day of class. This training is the best truck enforcement training in the state and we continue to keep it current and relevant to today’s laws.
The cost to attend is $295.00. To register click here.
The advanced class has been beneficial in helping certified officers extend their knowledge base and look deeper into the trucks they stop. The class teaches truck officers to better understand what it takes for a truck driver to operate in Illinois. The class will be held October 8-12, 2018.
The cost to attend is $295.00. To register clicker here.
ITEA 2018 Handbooks
We are excited to announce the availability of the ITEA handbook. This handbook is the resource for Illinois truck laws. Inside you will find cheat sheets for the bridge formula, a list of vehicles and their allowed weights, all the ITEA standards of Practice and more.
The books are available for $25.00 including shipping and can be purchased by clicking here.
Illinois State Police Update
Drivers Operating a CMV without an ELD Will Be Placed Out of Service
APRIL 1st, 2018
Starting April 1st, 2018, property-carrying commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers operating their vehicle without a required registered electronic logging device (ELD) or a grandfathered automatic on-board recording device (AOBRD), will be placed out of service for 10 hours; passenger-carrying CMV drivers will be placed out of service for 8 hours.
Violations will be recorded on a roadside inspection report and the driver may be cited (e.g., issued a violation ticket or a civil penalty) for failing to have a required electronic record of duty status.
After 8 or 10 hours out of service, the driver may continue to their final destination, provided the driver has accurately documented their hours-of-service requirements using a paper record of duty status (e.g., log book, daily log or log) and has a copy of the inspection report and/or citation.
If the driver is stopped again before reaching his/her final destination, the driver must provide the safety official with a copy of the inspection report and evidence (e.g., bill of lading) proving that he/she is still on the continuation of the original trip.
After reaching their final destination, if the driver is re-dispatched again without obtaining a compliant ELD, he/she will again be subject to the out-of-service process outlined above, unless the driver is traveling back to the principle place of business or terminal empty to obtain an ELD.
All ELD violations will be counted against a motor carrier’s Safety Measurement System (SMS) score, which will drive selection for investigation within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program. FMCSA will determine appropriate action against non-compliant motor carriers.
Please note that motor carriers that installed and used an AOBRD prior to Dec. 18, 2017, may install and use additional ELD-capable devices with complaint AOBRD software after Dec. 18, 2017. These AOBRDs may be used until Dec. 16, 2019, and must meet the requirements of 49 CFR 395.15.
The ELD footnotes 11-14 in Part I of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria are now in effect, which means that drivers operating CMVs with violations related to ELD compliance in those footnotes will be placed out of service for 8 or 10 hours, then permitted to continue, as outlined above.
Remember, the ELD mandate does not change the underlying hours-of-service requirements.
For more information, visit FMCSA’s ELD implementation website.
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