Truck Enforcement and Oversize/Overweight Truck Permits

Truck Enforcement

Truck enforcement exists to provide safe passage through Sugar Grove for all motor vehicle traffic as they share the roads with larger and heavier commercial vehicle. The Traffic Safety Unit strictly enforces overweight/oversize commercial vehicles. The Village of Sugar Grove has seen a growing number of commercial motor vehicle traffic through the village. A 1990 study determined that one 80,000 lbs. truck does as much damage to the roads as 900 cars. Heavy trucks stress the pavement, and the freeze-thaw cycles we experience in the Chicagoland area cause the roads to crack and create potholes.

The primary duties of the Truck Enforcement Officers are:

• Enforcement of weight and size violations.
• Issuing permits for overweight and oversize vehicles using Village maintained highways.
• Education of local trucking companies in regards to local and State laws.
• Assist developers, trucking companies and the Village with respect to truck routing in and out of commercial job sites.
• Handling complaints from residents about truck specific problems.
• Checking trucks for safety violations and driver’s license classification violations.

Overweight/Oversize Permits

You need a permit for any movement on the Village of Sugar Grove maintained highway with a non-divisible load that exceeds the following maximum weights and dimensions:

• 80,000 lbs gross weight
• 22,000 lbs single axle
• 34,000 lbs tandem axle
• 8’6″ width
• 13’ 6” height
• 55’ length

Click here to see the village code regarding permit moves.

Submit permit application at www.oxcartpermits.com.  If you are brand new to Oxcart Permits, you can sign up under the “Carrier” tab/link to get setup.

Non-designated and Designated Routes

All local roads within the Village of Sugar Grove are non-designated. Rt. 47, Rt. 56 and US 30 are designated roads. The main difference is that designated roads are built to different specifications to accommodate heavier and larger trucks.

There are many exceptions and variations of weight and size laws between the two kinds of roads.

In the mid-1980’s, the Federal Government required all states to designate highways up to 80,000 lbs. gross weight. Until that time, all roads in Illinois had a maximum gross weight of 73,280 lbs. While most designated highways are State highways, local municipalities and counties can designate certain roads. Designated road are by far an exception. A rule to remember is this: All local roads in the Village of Sugar Grove are non-designated. Rt. 47, Rt. 56, and US. 30 are designated (80,000 lbs. gross weight). It should be noted that Galena (from the eastern border of Sugar Grove to RT 47/Sugar Grove Parkway.) is a non-designated State road in the Village of Sugar Grove. As of 1/1/2010 all roads became 80,000 lbs. unless posted otherwise.

If you have any questions regarding commercial motor vehicles or permits, please contact Officer Gary Johnston at (630) 391-7286.

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