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Flames engulfed three buildings at a pallet business in the Little Village neighborhood. Six semi-trailer trucks also were destroyed in the extra-alarm blaze. (Credit: CBS)

Little Village Pallet Factory, 6 Trucks Destroyed In Extra-Alarm Fire

Low water pressure hampered firefighters as they spent several hours overnight extinguishing an extra-alarm blaze at a pallet factory in the Little Village neighborhood.

08/01/2014

A semi-tractor trailer drives on the Interstate. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Elwood Wants Bridge At Intersection Near Busy Truck Facility

A tiny town just south of Joliet has reached out to state regulators in an effort to make changes to an intersection that sees very heavy truck traffic, in order to keep cargo moving while avoiding a possible catastrophe.

07/09/2014

A semi-tractor trailer drives on the Interstate. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

State Troopers Push Back Against Proposal To Raise Truck Size Limits

Illinois State Police troopers were taking on the trucking industry, over a proposal to add 10 feet and nearly ten tons to trucks on the highways.

06/18/2014

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2 Investigators: Some Trucking Firms On Federal Watch List For Safety Violations

The issue is fatigued driving: truckers who violate federal regulations that limit the hours they can stay on the road without a break. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

05/08/2014

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Fire Destroys Trucks In Summit

There’s going to be an investigation into a fire that destroyed trucks overnight in the southwest suburbs.

04/11/2013

A truck leaves a McCook quarry will a load. (CBS)

Some Rock-Hauling Truckers Pose Danger On Roads

Out of nowhere, a rock flies and hits your windshield while you’re driving. It happened to one man, who says this can all be avoided if truck drivers make one change.

03/08/2013

A Greater Chicago Food Depository truck is loaded. (CBS)

New State Law Allows Trucks To Go Same Speed As Cars Everywhere

As of Jan. 1, large trucks will be allowed to go the same speed as all other vehicles in all parts of the state – not just some parts.

WBBM Newsradio–12/29/2011

Thieves are targeting truck tailgates in one suburban area. (CBS)

A New Trend In Crime: Tailgate Thefts

Leaving a pickup tailgate unlocked might very well be an open invitation for theft. But Oswego police say it’s happened six times in as many months.

10/21/2011

Dan Ryan Crash

3 Truck Crashes In 9 Hours On Dan Ryan Expressway

Two trucks collided and jackknifed overnight, spilling fuel and a load of candy, in one of three accidents involving trucks on the expressway in a period of about nine hours.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

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Accident On Outbound Eisenhower Snarls Traffic

Two trucks collided on the outbound Eisenhower Expy. on Tuesday, shutting down the expressway at Mannheim Road.

09/13/2011

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State Waives Weight, Size Restrictions For Short Truck Trips

A new state law allows some trucks to exceed the weight and size restrictions for short trips, so as to reduce fuel and equipment costs for Illinois businesses.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

A Greater Chicago Food Depository truck is loaded. (CBS)

Social Service Agencies Feeling The Fuel Pinch, Too

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, which distributes tons of food across the region, is straining under the cost of keeping its delivery trucks on the road. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

04/25/2011

Chicago's vehicle sticker. (CBS)

Alderman Wants City Sticker Fee Discount For Hybrids, Hike For Gas Guzzlers

A Chicago alderman wants to change the pricing for city vehicle stickers to force motorists with big, gas-guzzling vehicles to pay more and give those with more fuel efficient cars a break.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

A huge volume of trucks is slowing traffic on Interstate 80/94. (Credit: CBS)

Trucks Crowd I-80/94 Corridor

Interstate 80/94 in Northwest Indiana is a mess, as trucks begin moving again now that the blizzard has cleared the area.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2011

Bus Exhaust

Aldermen Want Hearings On Excessive Bus Idling

Two Chicago Aldermen on Wednesday called for hearings into why the city has not been enforcing an environmental ordinance designed to limit the time buses and trucks sit idling.

WBBM Newsradio–12/08/2010

Dan Ryan Accident

3 Semis, Car Crash On Dan Ryan

The Dan Ryan Expressway was open again for the morning rush, after a major crash early Monday that involved three semi-trailer trucks.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2010