A new Illinois task force is looking at the issue of truckers straying off of truck-friendly routes when using consumer GPS routing systems...
Having been born and raised in Illinois, I'm sure they don't want to lose the tolls on those trucks.
In the New York City area there are many thousands of low-clearance situations for a truck to hit if not following a truck route.
Many of them are on the streets below hundreds of miles of elevated train structures. Others are on parkways meant for passenger cars only with clearances as low as 7 feet. Big rigs hit these regularly in spite of numerous signs with flashing lights.
A Kenworth on its first trip to New York, with five hundred miles on the odometer, pulling a new reefer full of Breyer's ice cream, hit a parkway overpass on a 95 degree summer day. The rig was totalled. The trailer peeled apart with ice cream all over the road. The driver, unhurt, did not own up to using a GPS.
Even with a truck GPS and commercial low-clearance POIs, I wouldn't stake my life on having every single one.
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