DMV temporarily converts weigh stations to trucker rest areas

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is trying to give truckers a break – literally.

While all 13 weigh stations in the state are closed until at least April 23, the DMV is offering 10 of those spots as additional rest areas to accommodate the increased number of commercial drivers working to deliver food and supplies…

DMV is offering the use of 246 truck parking spaces at 10 weigh stations statewide as rest parking for commercial drivers. The spaces are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until at least April 23. To make truckers aware of the service, the Virginia Department of Transportation is partnering with DMV to place portable electronic message signs advertising the availability of truck parking.