New Motor Carriers' Road Atlas features updated routes and much more

Rand McNally 2025 Motor Carriers' Road AtlasThe new versions of Rand McNally's Motor Carriers' Road Atlas are now available.Rand McNally in June launched the 2025 edition of its Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas. Since its first publication in 1982, the atlas has been a mainstay in the cabs of over-the-road commercial drivers across North America.

Despite the use of GPS devices, professional truckers continue to rely on the atlas as a tool to provide specific truck route information not available on GPS devices, Rand McNally said. It serves to confirm routes, provide a comprehensive big-picture reference, and function as a reliable backup in case of GPS and/or online mapping failures.

The new editions of the atlas are available in paperback for $34.99; a spiral-bound, laminated Deluxe version for $59.99; and a Large Scale edition with maps that are 37% larger and printed on laminated pages with a tough spiral binding that allows the book to lay open easily for $99.99. All are designed and printed in the USA and are available at, travel centers, e-commerce outlets, and bookstores.

In addition to updated maps, the atlas features a detailed front section with listings that include:

  • Fuel tax information: Essential for managing fuel expenses and tax reporting.
  • Tractor-trailer inspection procedures: Guidelines to ensure compliance with safety standards.
  • Hazmat route regulations: Updated tips, facts and resources for transporting hazardous materials.
  • Updated restricted routes and low clearances: Enhanced details to avoid obstacles and plan safe routes.
  • Weigh station locations: Current information for checking compliance with weight regulations.
  • Population values in the index: Revised demographic data for accurate planning.
  • Mileage directory: A 22-page section with over 40,000 truck route-specific, city-to-city mileages.
  • State and national route coverage: Comprehensive details on designated routes.
  • Road construction and conditions hotlines: Contact information for real-time updates.
  • Permit agency contacts: An easy-to-use chart listing state and provincial permit agency phone numbers and websites.

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Road-specific updates include:

  • Interstate 69: Added south of Indianapolis with expected completion by the end of 2024.
  • U.S. 30: Rerouted northwest of Omaha, Nebraska.
  • West Davis Highway: Added near Ogden, Utah.
  • Interstate 691 and State Highway 2 in Connecticut: Updated to reflect mileage-based exit numbers.
  • Highway 417: Added east of Wilmington, North Carolina.
  • State Highway 249: Extended in Texas near Houston.