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Mike134 wrote:

Pickup trucks in Illinois are considered "trucks". I guess because we call them "pickup trucks" so they get B plates which is a truck/van designation of under 8000lb GVWR. Cannot drive on certain streets in Chicago with a truck. Fortunately same price as automobile plates. And to the poster above Yes you will get a ticket driving your nice looking empty pickup truck on those restricted streets. It's a TRUCK.


That does not sound to good either, if I can only get an 8000 gvw plate on a 35 series pickup with over 13-14,000 lbs of gvw available. I'm screwed. So can I assume like here in Wa st, I can get ever increasing tonnage paid for as my gvw is able to go up? Legally here in Wa St, I could go down the road at 32000 or so gvw in a dually pickup. I'm not going to recommend you do so, But from a weight standpoint, it is legal! Just like most SW pickups, I can legally go down the road in the 20-24,000 lb gvw relm. Again, not recommending it.....

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You can buy tonnage in IL too. Starts at 8klb “B” plate.


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Has to have commercial plates because its a 2500? That is a bogus law. They must charge you more for commercial plates to justify that kind of stupidity.

Are you subject to all commercial driving requirements or is it just restricted to driving on commercial vehicle allowed roads?


Quit stirring the pot. Lol
Or just a humble brag that you don’t live in a big city?


More the latter I guess, I honestly had no idea some cities had roads that you could not drive a 2500 pickup on. I then added an other reason to be happy where I live.


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ksss wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

ksss wrote:

Has to have commercial plates because its a 2500? That is a bogus law. They must charge you more for commercial plates to justify that kind of stupidity.

Are you subject to all commercial driving requirements or is it just restricted to driving on commercial vehicle allowed roads?


Quit stirring the pot. Lol
Or just a humble brag that you don’t live in a big city?


More the latter I guess, I honestly had no idea some cities had roads that you could not drive a 2500 pickup on. I then added an other reason to be happy where I live.


The thrust of the law is not just to piss you off. Parkways were designed to be leisurely scenic roads,often between two residential areas. The law was designed to keep large trucks,semis, big box trucks cement haulers, etc out of residential or scenic areas'
They had draw the line somewhere. Remember that it is only in the last thirty years that 3/4 ton and larger have become popular. Before that most pick ups on the road were 1/2 with the heavier trucks almost exclusively used by business.

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More the latter I guess, I honestly had no idea some cities had roads that you could not drive a 2500 pickup on. I then added an other reason to be happy where I live.


I can appreciate that. God willing, we will be livin in the Spokane/panhandle area within a year!

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Well the law should be reflective of society norms. They had 30 years to adapt the law to the current applications of pickup trucks. But hey, not my circus.

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Well the law should be reflective of society norms. They had 30 years to adapt the law to the current applications of pickup trucks. But hey, not my circus.


Yup, that would be too easy.
Plus, it would give people one less thing to btich about...

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Well the OP bought a truck 3 pages ago, so why are you guys still discussing/arguing this?[emoticon]

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NY state as long as the pickup weighs 6,000 lb or less it can have passenger plates and
be used on state parkways.

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Well the OP bought a truck 3 pages ago, so why are you guys still discussing/arguing this?[emoticon]


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