Federal Funding to Help I-4 Truckers Find Place to Rest

Grants Announced in January Will Go a Long Way in Florida

Trucks commonly take up every space at the westbound Interstate 4 rest stop in Longwood, Fla. (Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel via TNS)

Long-distance truckers will soon find it easier to park their big rigs off Interstate 4 and take a break, thanks to $180 million in federal funding dedicated toward filling a dearth of truck parking spots along the thoroughfare.

“This is great news,” said Alix Miller, president and CEO of the Florida Trucking Association in Tallahassee, Fla. “Truck drivers spend an average of 56 minutes every day looking for a place to park and rest. That’s not only a safety issue, but that’s time lost in freight moving forward.”

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