The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has added a truck parking availability system service to its Florida 511 Advanced Traveler Information System (FL511) www.FL511.com. This new service provides real-time information to commercial truck drivers about available parking spaces in designated rest stops on major Florida highways and interstates. Truckers can now know in advance where open parking spaces are as they journey along Florida’s major roads.
The announcement of the truck parking feature coincides with National Truck Driver Appreciation Week which is September 9th to 15th, 2018. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week provides an opportunity for America to take the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy’s most demanding and important jobs. These 3.5 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely and on time, they also help keep our highways safe.
In Florida, the trucking industry has and continues to be an important partner in the growth of our robust economy, safely delivering goods throughout the Sunshine State for decades.
Recently activated, the FL511 truck parking feature lists available truck parking spaces at rest area facilities on I-4 near Orlando and on I-95 near Palm Coast, Titusville and Palm Bay. When fully operational, this new feature will provide truck parking availability throughout the state on major roadways.
To find the feature, visit the FL511 website home page at www.FL511.com, click the Traffic dropdown menu, and click Truck Parking. On the mobile app, go to the Traffic Map on the lower right of the home screen, click Traffic, and then click Truck Parking.
FL511 Truck Parking Availability System
The FL511 mobile app, available for free at the Apple App Store or at Google Play, features an interactive map showing traffic speeds and incidents on roads around the user’s location. One of the most important safety features of the app is Drive Mode, allowing motorists to use the app in a hands-free manner.
Additional ways to receive real-time traffic and travel information includes following one or more of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511), such as @FL511_State.
The Florida 511 Advanced Traveler Information System from FDOT is the state’s official source for real-time traffic and travel information. The FL511 app, website, and Twitter feeds provide information on Florida’s interstates, toll roads and other major metropolitan roadways, allowing drivers to avoid unnecessary delays, as well as receive updates on crashes, congestion, construction and more. For more information, please visit www.FL511.com.