ODOT launches new parking information system to help truck drivers save time

The Ohio Department of Transportation has launched a new truck parking information system that displays available parking spots on digital signs.

The goal is to help truck drivers find safe, legal parking much faster.

A $25 million federal transportation grant paid for the new system in 8 states total; Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin…

“If the sign says zero we know not to even bother to pull into there because at a certain time of night it just gets jammed up in there with the amount of trucks that try to get off the road to find a spot to sleep,” said David Maurer Jr., who has been driving semi trucks for 30 years.

ODOT says the parking information can also be found on the OHGO website and app.