Truck Enforcement Unit
Weight and Dimension Restrictions
Truck enforcement exists to ensure the safe passage of all motor vehicle traffic through Clarendon Hills, which shares the roads with larger and heavier commercial vehicles. The Truck Enforcement Unit strictly enforces commercial vehicle overweight/oversize restrictions. The Village of Clarendon Hills has seen an increase in commercial motor vehicle traffic. According to a 1990 study, one 80,000-pound truck does the same amount of damage to roads as 900 cars.
A permit is required for any movement of non-divisible loads (a load that cannot be readily disassembled or divided) on Village maintained streets that exceed the following maximum weights and dimensions:
- Gross Vehicle Weight - 80,000 lbs.;
- Single Axle - 20,000 lbs.;
- Tandem Axle - 34,000 lbs.;
- Width - 8'6";
- Height - 13'6";
- Length - 55'.
Non-Designated and Designated State Routes
All local roads within the Village of Clarendon Hills are non-designated State routes. Rt. 34 and Rt. 83 are designated State routes. 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 between designated and non-designated roads.
The following are Village Designated Truck Routes:
- 55th Street
- Route 34 (Ogden Avenue)
- Route 83
- South Richmond Avenue
- 47th Street (Chicago Avenue)
- Park Avenue, west of Western Avenue
of the Village Code: Overweight Vehicles.
Any vehicle licensed to operate with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) greater than sixteen thousand (16,000) pounds or with a manufacturer gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than sixteen thousand (16,000) pounds making a delivery or pick up in the Village must enter and exit the Village from a Village designated truck route. A vehicle may leave the truck route in order to make a delivery or pick up when the most direct route is used.
Any company wanting to apply for an overweight/oversize permit for the Village of Clarendon Hills must utilize the Oxcart permitting software at www.oxcartpermits.com.Registration is easy and can be completed on the Oxcart website under the Trucking login/sign-up link www.oxcartpermits.com/user/trucking
Once registered, individuals or companies will be able to secure overweight/oversize permits as follows:
- Access a simple-to-use online interface for requesting local permits.
- Provides paperless permits downloadable to your computer or any mobile device.
- Features an online, interactive GIS mapping solution to assist in route and location selection.
- Provides online permit approvals sent to your email inbox.
- Provides an easy, online payment system.
- The Police Department reserves the right to deny any permit.
- The approved permit MUST be with the vehicle described in the permit at all times while operating on the streets within the Village of Clarendon Hills and shall be exhibited upon demand to any enforcement officer.
- It is the duty of the permittee to read and familiarize themselves with the permit provisions upon receipt. Undertaking of the permit move is deemed conclusive evidence of acceptance of the permit.