MnDOT Using Camera Technology to Help Truckers Find Parking
UNDATED -- Truck drivers will now have some new technology to help them find places to park their big rigs when they need to take their mandatory breaks.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is testing the new video technology at some rest stops along the I-94 corridor. Project Manager John Tompkins says that corridor has the most truck traffic in the state and sometimes it can be difficult for drivers to find truck parking.
The project is in the testing mode and currently has the technology available at the Elm Creek Rest Area in the Twin Cities and the Enfield Rest Area near Monticello. The Big Spunk Lake Rest Area near Avon will soon have the technology up and running too.
MnDOT is currently negotiating with a private commercial truck stop to add a fourth location.