Mapping company Rand McNally published the 2019 Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas with updates and enhancements on truck-specific routes, weigh station locations, toll systems and more.
The Skokie, Ill-based company said on June 25 that the annual edition continues to give guidance on truck-accessible roads, state trucking regulations and cross-country tolling information.
It is available in three formats: paperback, laminated pages and a spiral binding. There is also a larger-print version.
“While Rand McNally has pioneered key technologies such as advanced mileage and routing software and connected vehicle solutions, we are equally committed to updating and delivering new editions of our industry leading atlases each year,” said CEO Stephen Fletcher.
Some of the changes this year include revised U.S. state and Canadian province maps; updated restricted routes, low clearance and weigh station locations; revised 22-page mileage directory that includes more than 40,000 truck-route-specific, city-to-city mileages; an overhauled On-the-Road Directory with state and provincial permit agency phone numbers and websites; and an updated review of hazardous materials regulations.
“Even though I use a truck-specific GPS, I continue to use Rand McNally’s truckers’ atlas because of all the information contained inside,” Darren Dickens, an owner-operator out of Carthage, Tenn., said in the announcement by Rand McNally.
“It’s very reliable. You can look at the big picture, as well as take it down to the state level,” said driver Derek Stevens, adding that it’s good for trip planning. “I don’t have to worry about a low bridge or anything, because all the information is right there.”
The 2019 Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas can be purchased at travel centers, or at store.randmcnally.com as well as some nationwide retailers.