Thursday, December 17, 2009

Illinois to Raise Truck Speed Limit

Effective January 1, 2010, Illinois joins other Midwest states in allowing trucks to legally travel up to 65 MPH on rural interstates. This is welcome news to truckers who've risked speeding fines over 55 MPH when entering Illinois from any of the surrounding states that already have a higher limit.

SNI tractors are governed at 60 MPH on cruise control (62 MPH for teams) to save fuel, but the extra 5 MPH above 55 makes a world of difference when you drive 500+ miles a day.

Only California and Oregon retain the 55 MPH limit for trucks. You can read more about state speed limits at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website.

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