Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas

Rolf Lockwood

Rand McNally has released a new edition of its Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas for professional drivers. Packed with truck-navigable routes, state and province restrictions, as well as low-clearance locations, the atlas continues to be a go-to resource for over-the-road drivers. Even with the common presence of GPS devices.

Despite advancements in technology for the truck and cab, many drivers still prefer to use a printed atlas for navigation, the company says. A recent Rand McNally survey conducted at the Mid-America Trucking Show found that a majority of drivers use the printed product. For many drivers it remains their primary navigational tool.

The 2017 edition of the truck-specific atlas includes thousands of map updates, along with many other additional features including:

* Updated highways showing the latest truck roadways known as “designated” highways;

* Coverage of select hazardous materials regulations;

* A 22-page mileage directory with more than 40,000 truck-route-specific, city-to-city mileages;

* Charts of state and provincial permit agency phone numbers and websites, low clearances, and weigh stations, as well as hotlines for road construction and conditions.

The new atlas is available in paperback; in a spiral-bound, laminated Deluxe version; and a large-scale edition with maps that are 37% larger printed on laminated pages plus a tough spiral binding for stay-flat pages.

It can be purchased at travel centers, online here, and other nationwide retailers.

Rolf Lockwood

Rolf Lockwood is editor emeritus of Today's Trucking and a regular contributor to Trucknews.com.

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