The latest edition of the Pocket Truck Stop Guide, due in truckstops across the country by December, will include rest areas. The guide, produced by Road Life Publications, uses an “exit-based” printed directory to list “parkable” travel stops and rest areas for truckers.
The locations are listed sequentially by state, highway and exit, and hundreds of miles of roadways are covered on a single page, the company said, allowing drivers to see possible stops several hours in advance.
“We have received many requests from drivers to include rest areas in the directory and we have wanted to include them for some time,” said Frank Salisbury, president. “Truckers have a very difficult time finding places to park these days.
“That's why it was a no-brainer for us to insert rest areas at their appropriate locations along the highway into our existing database,” he added. “Despite having to use much more paper, we felt this would be our way of making the driver’s life a little easier.”
The directory, printed on recycled paper, will be available at Pilot Flying J Travel Centers, Love’s Travel Stops, and hundreds of other locations, Road Life said.