Illinois: Department of Transportation, Springfield, IL.217-785-1181.

15-109.1. Covers or Tarpaulins Required for Certain Loads

No person shall operate or cause to be operated, on a highway, any second division vehicle loaded with dirt, aggregate, garbage, refuse or other similar material, when any portion of the load is falling, sifting, blowing dropping or in any way escaping from the vehicle.

This section shall not apply to the operation of highway maintenance vehicles engaged in removing snow and ice from the roadway, nor to implements of husbandry or other farm vehicles while transporting agricultural products to or from the original place of production.

For the purpose of this section "aggregate" shall include all ores, minerals, sand, gravel, shale, coal, clay, limestone or any other ore or mineral which may be mined.

Notwithstanding any other penalty, whenever a police officer determines that the operator of a vehicle is in violation of this section, as evidenced by the issuance of a citation for a violation of section 15-109.1 of this code, the police officer shall require the operator to stop the vehicle in a suitable place and keep such vehicle stationary until the load has either been reduced, secured or covered with a cover or tarpaulin of sufficient size to prevent any further violation of this section.

Added by P.A. 84-226, ' 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986