While all 13 motor carrier service centers (weigh stations) are temporarily closed until at least April 23, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is supporting the trucking industry by offering weigh stations as additional rest areas to accommodate the increased number of commercial drivers working to deliver food and supplies in this critical time.
“The trucking industry is a vital link in our country’s supply chain,” said Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine. “During these unprecedented times, we are especially grateful to these men and women serving on the front lines, and we are proud to help in any way we can.”
DMV is offering the use of 246 truck parking spaces at 10 weigh stations across the commonwealth as rest parking for commercial drivers. The spaces are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Weigh stations that are currently open as rest areas for commercial drivers include: Alberta (Interstate 81, mile marker 22), Bland (I-77, mile marker 52), Carson (I-95, mile marker 39), Dumfries (I-95, mile marker 154), Middletown (Route 11, across from the I-81 weigh station), New Church (Route 13, 2 miles south of the Maryland state line), Sandston (I-64, mile marker 203), Stephen City (I-81, mile marker 304), Suffolk (Route 58, 1 mile west of the Chesapeake city line) and Troutville (I-81, mile marker 149).