Originally Posted by Hooligan
Truck traffic has increased with the internet sales and instant delivery. Early morning trip often finds rest areas full and trucks parked on entrance and exit ramps.. Florida now has lights in the rest area signs indicating how many truck parking spots are left in the next rest stop.
The truck traffic at rest areas may be related to increased on-line sales, but more so it is because of the new rules on electronic log books with tied-in electronic vehicle controls. Drivers MUST shut down for mandated break times or the vehicle will simply shut down for them. Really sucks when one is only a few hours from home or drop point and the computer logs time out.