Month: June 2013

General Motors SUV recall includes Illinois vehicles

Illinois car owners should be aware of the latest concern regarding consumer safety. Vehicle giant General Motors has decided to recall some older SUV models after reports that they can become fire hazards. Among the models included in the recall …

Rising waters cause for concern for Illinois boaters

As exciting as more water may be for recreational boaters, Illinois residents should note that recent increases in water levels of state rivers and lakes also can lead to more accidents. According to the U.S. Corps of Engineers, with flood-related …

Trucking groups argue against larger & heavier big rigs: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about groups within the trucking industry voicing opposition to proposals that would increase federal size and weight limits for commercial trucks. One group in particular, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, recently filed formal …

Trucking groups argue against larger & heavier big rigs: Part I

Last month, we wrote about efforts by concerned Americans to freeze the current federal size and weight limits for large commercial trucks. These safety advocates told federal lawmakers that the majority of Americans are opposed to heavier and larger trucks …