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Illinois toll rate increases looming

November 30, 2014

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rates for Illinois’ toll roads will increase by 40 percent next year for commercial trucks, and many trucking companies are planning to increase delivery rates.

The Rockford Register Star (http://bit.ly/1z44XHU ) reports that A&B Freight Line is among them. It expects to spend as much as $5,000 more each month because of the tolls.

Jeff Wilmarth, A&B’s director of marketing and traffic, says the company’s customers are in the Chicago area and that secondary roads wouldn’t be efficient.

The Illinois Trucking Association says trucking companies statewide are raising delivery rates.

The toll increase applies only to commercial trucks and vehicles pulling a two- or three-axle trailer. So the $8 toll for a large truck at the Belvidere toll oasis will increase to $11.20.

Cars and motorcycles aren’t affected.

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Information from: Rockford Register Star, http://www.rrstar.com

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