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What are some good sources for truck route maps?

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Truck route regulations change by state, region and city, so the best source for a truck route map is generally the department of transportation for the state in question. For example, the official California Department of Transportation website offers a Quick Guide section that details which state routes and local roads different categories of trucks may legally use. States such as Virginia and cities such as New York City also provide truck route maps through their department of transportation websites.

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The Virginia Department of Transportation official website offers a map of all Surface Transportation Assistance Act routes, including information about length restrictions, through-truck restrictions and routes specifically not recommended for trucks on state-maintained highways. This map is also available at Virginia welcome centers and safety rest areas. Through the official New York City Department of Transportation website, users may request print copies of the truck route map, download and print a copy of the map, or view an interactive truck map.

Good sources for truck route maps are also mapping apps, which are available for download and use with a smartphone, tablet or other navigation device. Some examples of truck route mapping apps are Waze and PC Miller Traffic, and Rand McNally route planning and optimization software, with a suite of fleet management and trucking applications.

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