Truckers In Minnesota Get Help In Finding Parking

(Last Updated On: February 13, 2018)


Truck drivers passing through Minnesota who need of a safe place to pull off the road will be getting help from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, which last week began installing new technology that will let them know in real time if rest areas still have parking spaces available.

MnDOT is rolling out the Regional Truck Parking Information and Management System at seven rest areas on the high-volume freight corridors of Interstates 94 and 35, routes on which truckers who have reached their time limit and need to quit driving often have trouble finding places to park.

At least seven other states are developing similar systems with the goal of creating an interstate network that should be operational by 2019. Minnesota’s is expected to be running before that.

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