Trucks Park was deployed along the eight-state region’s high-volume freight corridors using existing infrastructure and emerging vehicle-detection and data-collection technologies. Monitored lots were selected based on factors such as trucking volume, parking demand and capacity for improvements. The vehicle detection systems used to monitor parking availability vary by state. The most common are in-ground sensors (magnetometer), gates and camera/video.
Based on input from trucking associations, commercial fleet operators and others, partner states opted to share free, real-time data feeds from select parking lots (public and private) in several ways, including dynamic messaging signs on the highways, navigation apps and in-cab navigation systems, and 511 traveler information websites.
From within DAT One (Mobile), drivers can see real-time parking occupancy at rest areas in these participating states: