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Just wanted to inform you of a house bill (HB3172) that was passed in Illinois to reduce the amount of safety lane inspections you have to do from every 6 months to an annual inspection on some interstate (Illinois operation only) trucks.

https://www.ilnews.org/news/statewi...cle_e8cee758-f560-11e7-870f-f7056e75bbca.html

Took some leg work yesterday but I found a safety lane in my area that is doing the proper annual inspections. Coffman Trucks in Aurora is doing an annual inspection on "D Plated" pickup chassis platforms. I did not aske about bigger platforms so I don't know on those. Trailers are still every 6 months.

This not only saves the axle inspection and sticker fee per power unit per year, but the stupid amount of time spent driving to and sitting in the safety lane to get trucks inspected.

I spoke with my usual safety lane that we go to and he said that he has no knowledge of this HB3172 and he will only give a 6 month sticker. Found this to be the case at 2 other safety lanes that I called. So I am not sure if they are not informed of it or they are not adhering to it do the lost revenue that they will see.

Either way, it is worth a call to your safety lane to see if they are doing annual or bi annual inspections on your trucks.
 

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To all:

Just wanted to inform you of a house bill (HB3172) that was passed in Illinois to reduce the amount of safety lane inspections you have to do from every 6 months to an annual inspection on some interstate (Illinois operation only) trucks.

https://www.ilnews.org/news/statewi...cle_e8cee758-f560-11e7-870f-f7056e75bbca.html

Took some leg work yesterday but I found a safety lane in my area that is doing the proper annual inspections. Coffman Trucks in Aurora is doing an annual inspection on "D Plated" pickup chassis platforms. I did not aske about bigger platforms so I don't know on those. Trailers are still every 6 months.

This not only saves the axle inspection and sticker fee per power unit per year, but the stupid amount of time spent driving to and sitting in the safety lane to get trucks inspected.

I spoke with my usual safety lane that we go to and he said that he has no knowledge of this HB3172 and he will only give a 6 month sticker. Found this to be the case at 2 other safety lanes that I called. So I am not sure if they are not informed of it or they are not adhering to it do the lost revenue that they will see.

Either way, it is worth a call to your safety lane to see if they are doing annual or bi annual inspections on your trucks.
Good to know!
 

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My trucks with DOT numbers get 1 year stickers, and the trailers also.
 

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Also with DOT numbers, you can get the federal annual inspections too.
 

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I just took my d plate and f plate trucks and got the sticker for a year. My L plate truck only was good for 6 months.
Do they run out of letters for plates in the People's Republic of Illernoiz?
 

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We use numbers also....... Up to 7 digits.
 

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So found some more dumb information out yesterday when my guy came back from safety lane with a truck and trailer...

So “B Truck” (under 8,000k gvwr) are still a 6 month inspection... :confused:

This makes no sense to me what so ever.

Under 8k plate, inspection every 6 months,
But if you plate over 8k lbs, you are annual.:dizzy:

So the heavier your truck is, the less times in a year you need to get it inspected. o_O

Sounds like a good way for Illenerios to get people to pay more to “plate up” a weight class so they can avoid 1 safety inspection a year. payuppayup
 

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Crazy how stuff differs from state to state.

Three trucks. My little run around 94 yota has no inspection at all required due to age.

My 92 dodge is registered for 12k, and diesel. No inspection required, unless I pass an open weigh station on highway, then technically I'm supposed to. They tell at me,to get outta here, because I'm generally 4500 lbs under that weight.

Fuso is registered. 14,500. Inspections are again only if passing an open weigh station.

I was pulled over recently for a roadside full inspection. I passed except for medical card. Now I have it registered directly with DMV, so its on file, and any trooper pulling my license has it without me having to carry.
 

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