Reading My Atlas, Truck Route, STAA

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Pennywise's Comment
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Learning on my own and with YouTube about how to properly read the Randy McNally Motor Carriers Atlas. So everything highlighted orange is a route designated for vehicals with STAA dimensions. What does STAA stand for?

Pick Vermont, there is VERY little highlighted orange STAA, even though VT does not have a lot of industry, there has to be stuff that needs trucks beyond the highlighted orange. Can trucks go on the pink "principal highway" or orange and yellow 'Other multi lane highway" they just have to check for low bridges? What about the grey "other road" is it go at your own risk or stay off all together?

Page "A12" "State access policy" under distance allowed in miles from national network, and under "comments". Does this tell me how far I can drive with my truck off/away from either the STAA routes or principal highways? I just have to check for low bridges and now truck signs on my own?

G-Town's Comment
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Surface Transportation Assistance Act designated route. Translated: big trucks can safely navigate those routes.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Splitter's Comment
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If I’m going into unfamiliar places, I try to check the section with the red tabs in the beginning of the RM atlas. It shows low clearances & resricted routes by state.

Pennywise's Comment
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Did the last 2 paragraphs stump some of you old school, truckers? confused.gif

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Orange and yellow.mutlianes are good. VT will have a few roads.

US 7 to US4, to VT 100 to VT 107 to I89.

those are good and traveled often. where you headed?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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He's headed to school.

Pennywise's Comment
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Orange and yellow.mutlianes are good. VT will have a few roads.

US 7 to US4, to VT 100 to VT 107 to I89.

those are good and traveled often. where you headed?

Nowhere yet, just picked up my Rand Mcnally and getting a jump start on learning before I start my CDL school.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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