Parking for long-distance commercial truck drivers can be a challenge.1 Drivers of the big rigs often need a place to rest for several hours during their trips. Designated truck rest stops and parking areas are needed for the 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks,2 but the drivers have no way of knowing if there is a parking spot available.
The Florida 511 Advanced Traveler Information System has introduced a new feature to help professional truck drivers find available parking. The feature shows truck rest stop facilities on major roads in Florida, the number of truck parking spaces, and the number of available parking spaces in real time. This allows truckers to know if spaces are available as they are planning their trips or are en route. Recently activated, the FL511 truck parking feature lists open truck parking spots at rest facilities on I-4 in Orlando and I-95 in Melbourne and Titusville. When fully operational, it will cover the entire state.
For more information, please visit FL511, click the Traffic drop-down menu on the home page, and click Truck Parking. On the mobile app, go to Traffic Map on the lower right of the home screen, tap Traffic, and tap Truck Parking.