Maryland new pilot program provides truck parking in select park and ride lots during snowstorms of six inches or more.
A new mobile application also is available to locate parking at 45 locations statewide where park and ride lot snow removal also is provided.
The regular and new emergency parking locations may be viewed by:
The above three options are available at http://www.roads.maryland.gov.
To download the map application on a mobile phone, users must have iPhone iOS 5+, iPad iOS 3+, Android 2.2+ or BlackBerry 6+. Instructions for downloading the map application also are available online.
The mobile/smart phone application identifies the trucker’s current location using the smart phone’s internal GPS and nearby lots on the map. The nearby lots show exits and mileage from the trucker’s location.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.