TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A new feature added to the Arizona Department of Transportation’s Traveler Information 511 website will help commercial vehicle drivers plan their route through the state with more ease.
This new feature at az511.gov allows truck drivers to see commercial vehicle restrictions along state highways. This way, they can plan their route to avoid those restrictions. Click on the ‘Map Legend’ box on the right-hand side of the screen and check the box next to ‘Truck Restrictions’ to bring up the truck restriction icons on the map. Clicking on an icon will show details including length and width restrictions and any escort requirements.
This is the latest ADOT innovation that helps professional truck drivers. Last summer, ADOT added a feature to the 511 website to show the total number of commercial vehicle parking spaces at each of ADOT’s rest areas so truckers can find a place to rest.
ADOT also expanded the number of truck parking spaces along the I-40 by nearly 100 spaces at the Haviland and Meteor Crater rest areas.