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Adding a icon image in from section of email

Adding a icon image in the “from” section of my email.

Author: Michael Rader
November 8, 2013

Have you ever got an email and saw icons in the “from” section of the email? I have. I got an email today on my iPhone 4s that had two airplane images on both sides of the email address from the person who sent it to me. I was amazed. How did they do this? So I set out to do the research on it. I was unable to produce any results from searching “adding a icon image” or “email from icon” or “image in from section of email” so I figured I would fully research this technology and share it with others. Here is what the email I got from an associate looked like:

icon image from section email

Clearly there are image icons in this email message I got on my iPhone 4.

As it turns out this is only a feature that is capable of showing up in an iPhone. But there is surprisingly very little about it published on the web. I would think that something this cool would make everyone want to have it. It would be the latest big craze but I guess I was wrong. So I write this article for those of you like me appreciate the smaller things in life. I was hoping to be able to place a semi-truck with a heavy haul mover trailer next to my name in our outbound company emails. Outlook express does not support this ability. We even researched trying to place a snippet of code in the header of the message or in the email message properties. No luck. Here is another version of the icon image below.

In the from line of your email message.

Two cool looking airplane icons on each side of the name of the sender of this e-mail message.

Getting your image to display properly next to your name.

If you know how to get these fancy images to display next to your name placed in an email message we sure would like to hear from you. Is this specific to a certain network of email senders only? The only occasion that we we have seen this on is in the images displayed on this page. Since this e-mail came to us obviously from the LinkedIn domain it is possible

Email image icon on the senders from line.

Here is yet another example of a icon that is next to the senders name in a e-mail.

 that the only way for this is to be done and displayed properly is if one: it was sent from a profile from within LinkedIn and two: it was received on an iPhone. We tried forwarding this message to our inbox using Outlook Express and it would not show up. It showed two squares in place of the icon image next the senders name.

Closing in on the technology that does this.

In any event it sure is neat technology. We just got told by a co-worker that LinkedIn did infact just release a new service called “Intro” for all of their users in an effort to expand as they are getting more popular these days. The new Intro service will show recipients with iPhones the senders LinkedIn profile within the body of the email being sent so the person receiving it does not have the leave the environment of the email or open a web browser link to see more information about them like their title and workplace as well as their profile picture. If the recipient chooses to they can click a link that will display more information about them that they have placed on their main profile.  If you are interested in trying the Intro service you can do so for free from your iPhone. If you would like to check it out you can watch their promo video. They have also recently released a newly designed app for iPad users that will allow you to simply make a sliding motion on your screen in order to view that users full profile or request a connection. They are also pumping up their job market service for people who are looking for employment as more users move towards using mobile technology for these types of searches.

A quick note on other developments.

LinkedIn has also said that they plan on releasing a new integration service that will use the Pulse app the will detail industry specific news topics and discussions. This new service does not have a release date yet but it should be fairly soon as their popularity increases daily.

Back the the image icons next to your name.

We have to admin that we have not tried the new app to see if it places the cool looking email image icon next to your senders name section (the from line) in your email messages sent. But you can bet one thing for sure. We’re going to try. Please leave your comments for others below.

 

 

 

Illinois State Shipping Regulations for oversize and heavy haul.

Illinois State Shipping Regulations for oversize and heavy haul.

Shipping laws, regulations, limitations and rules for shipping oversize and over-weight loads over the roads and highways in the state of Illinois.

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Legal load limits in Illinois.
Illinois DOT legal load size & weight limitations.

Legal Loads.
Length:  65’ overall length maximum.
Width: 8’6” on interstate and other designated highways, 8’ on non-designated highways.
Weight:  GVW 80,000,  Single 20,000, Tandem 34,000,   Tridem 42,000
Height:  13’6” is the maximum allowed height for legal loads.
Overhang:  3’ front in the front and 3’ off of the rear of trailer.

Routine oversize shipping, trucking and transport permits.
Oversize and overweight trucking permits that are routinely issued by the state of Illinois.

Length:  Up to 145’ long. Anything longer see superload section below.
Weight:  Single 24,000, tandem: 48,000, tridum: 60,000, Quadem: 60,00 gross, 5 Axles 100,000 lbs., 6 Axles 120,000 lbs., 7 axels: 120,000, 8 axles: 120,000 lbs.
Width: 14’6” (any load over 16′ will require special admin approval before permit is issued).
Height: 15’ (any load over 16′ tall requires a route survey).

Superload information:
Illinois DOT superload information.

Length: Any load that is longer than 145′ is considered a superload.
Width: Any load that is in excess of 14′ 6″ in width is considered a superload.
Height: Any load that is in excess of 15′ 6″ in height is considered a superload.
Weight: Any load that exceeds 120,000 lbs on any standard axle configuration whether it’s a 6,7 or 8 axle configuration or not is considered a superload.
Overhang: Contact them as this varies depending on route.
Notes: Spacing between steer and first tandem must be more than 8′ 1″. The spacing before the first axle and the trailer must not exceed 18′ 6″.  All axle spacings combined must not be less than 43′ 6″. Superload permit processing times vary. Expect delays. Before requesting a route you are expected to do as much research on your own as possible. They will refer you to: GettingAroundIllinois for construction zones and other closures. 

Permitted travel times and restrictions in Illinois:
Illinois travel times and restrictions for oversize loads.

Travel is permitted from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset  Monday thru Friday and ½ hour before sunrise until 12PM on Saturdays. Loads that are overweight only may travel 24/7 on all days of the week (make certain it is not documented otherwise on your permit before doing so). No travel is permitted on Sundays unless you are below the routine permit standards of no more than 115′ in length, 12′ in width, 13′ 6″ in height (sunrise to sunset rules apply).  No movement is permitted on the major holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Travel stops at 12PM on the day before any of these holidays. The Illinois oversize load permit office is closed on MLK Day, Lincolns birthday, Washingtons birthday, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day and on the day after Thanksgiving. However, travel is not restricted on these days. Always refer to your permit for approved travel times.

Required shipment, truck and trailer markings:
Truck, trailer and shipment required signs, banners and flags.

A rotating amber light must remain on at all times mounted on top of the cab and be visible from 360 degrees from a minimum of 500′ in direct sunlight. If your overall length is more than 80′ in length you are required to have one amber light over the cab of the truck and one amber light no more than 10′ from the rear of end or trailer/load at the highest point that is practicle. Oversize load signs must be a minimum of 7′ in width x 18″ in height, have a yellow background color with black lettering no less than 10″ in height x 1″ thick – we have recently heard 12″ tall x 2″ thick so please clarify and comment below if you know which is correct. Flags are required at all 4 corners of the load and front of truck and are to be safety red in color and no less than 18″ square. Shipments over 75′ in length, 10′ in width or 14′ 6″ in height are required to have signs. Signs must be placed on the front and rear extremities of the truck, trailer or load.

When pilot cars are required:

Length: If over 110′ in length you are required to have a minimum of 1 pilot car and in some places 2 pilot cars (higher traffic density or certain times of year). If over 145′ (150′ in some very rural areas) in length you are required to have 3 pilot cars –  yes 3. If over 175′ in length a police escort will be required.
Width: Up to 14’6” requires 1 pilot/escort vehicle. Over 16’ requires 2 pilot/escort vehicles. Over 18′ in width will require a police escort. 
Height: Up to 14’ 6” 1 pilot/escort vehicle, over 16’ requires 2 pilot/escort vehicles. Over 18′ in height will require a police escort.
Weight: No requirements as long as you can maintain minimum speeds. However on bridge moves that require all other vehicle traffic to be removed will required appropriate number of pilot cars which is a minimum of 2 and possibly 3 with police escort. All areas are different and require evaluation.
Note: If you exceed any two dimensions, then you are required to have an additional pilot car. So if you’re over 14′ 6″ tall and 14′ 6″ wide you would be require to have 2 pilot cars.  

Required pilot car certifications:

Cars, vans or trucks may be used as long as gross weight of pilot car vehicle is rated at no more than 8,000 lbs. Pilot car driver must be 18 years of age minimum with a valid regular drivers license. Pilot cars must have a rotating or flashing amber light mounted on the top of the vehicle (no specs as of time of writing 2014). Must display red flag at all 4 outer most points of the vehicle and have “OVERSIZE LOAD” signs that are a minimum size of 5′ wide x 12″ tall and have black lettering no less than 8″ in height. Must have radio and be in constant communication with the driver transporting the shipment at all times. Must have $500,000 per occurrence combined insurance that covers property and body.

How to apply for trucking permits:

Illinois Department of Transportation – DOT
Bureau of Traffic, 2300 S Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL  62764

Email: dot.permitoffice “at” illinois.gov
General inquiry phone: 217-782-6273
Phone: 217-785-1477 or 800-252-8636 within the state.
Fax: 217-728-3572

Note: Fee varies depending on dimensions and miles traveled. Permit is valid for 5 days.

Hours: from 8 AM until 4:30 PM

Central Time Zone

 

The information contained in these pages is research information primarily for use by oversize and overweight trucking company drivers, dispatchers and pilot car companies. While every effort is put into maintaining the accuracy of this information you must absolutely verify this information with the Illinois State DOT Permits office before commencing movement.

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