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Indiana is a global center of transportation and logistics for the 21st century. As the Crossroads of America, Indiana's world-class transportation infrastructure provides companies with a competitive advantage in manufacturing and distribution. With its strategic location serving regional, national, and international markets, Indiana's economy is heavily dependent on freight movement. Freight operations have a significant impact on Indiana's transportation system. Each year, 724 million tons of freight travels though Indiana, making it the fifth busiest state for commercial freight traffic. By 2040, freight flow is expected to increase by 60 percent.

Freight mobility depends on the seamless integration of transportation infrastructure. As much as one-third of the freight on Indiana's transportation network passes through the state without stopping, which makes through carriers a significant stakeholder in the state's freight system. Our goal is to partner with others to provide an integrated freight transportation and logistics system that ensures the efficient, reliable, safe and secure movement of goods, materials and services, which supports the state's economic growth and competitive access to markets.

Indiana Vehicle Platooning

Platooning is linking two or more vehicles in a convoy using wireless communications and sensor technology. Those desiring to operate a platoon must provide notification to INDOT. This must include a plan for the general operation of the platoon.

Trucks Parking Information Management System

Safe, convenient parking is essential for long-haul truck drivers, the lifeblood of our freight transportation network. Yet drivers often struggle for up to an hour each day to find areas to safely rest. That’s why eight states – Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin – have joined together in developing a real-time, multi-state Truck Parking Information Management System. This TPIMS project will improve the safety and efficiency of America’s freight network by providing real-time parking availability information to truck drivers through dynamic message signs, smart phone applications and traveler information websites. Visit trucksparkhere.com for more information! 

Resources for Carriers and Oversize/Overweight Vehicles

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Contact Information

Kristin Brier
Director of Multimodal Division
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N Senate Avenue, IGCN N955
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone (317) 232-2040
kbrier@indot.in.gov

Donna Luley
INDOT Freight Policy Analyst and TPIMS Project Manager
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N Senate Avenue, IGCN N955
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone (317) 233-3519
dluley@indot.in.gov

Joseph "Tony" Avona
Highway Freight Specialist
Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N Senate Avenue, IGCN N955
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone (317) 233-3518
javona@indot.in.gov

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