(KTEN) — There could be up to a million people coming to Texas for the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, according to Texas Department of Transportation.

Aidan Ragheb is a truck driver who transports regular and oversize loads all over the country.

"There's already setbacks in the first place as a trucker," Ragheb said. "So when you have more restrictions — then added on top with a permit — then your trip just becomes longer and longer."

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles announced on Thursday there will be no size/weight permitted travel from midnight to midnight on the day of the eclipse.

The ban is in place for more than 80 counties in the Lone Star State, including Grayson, Fannin, and Lamar counties in the KTEN viewing area. The goal is to help relieve some of the expected eclipse-related heavy traffic.

"In the end of it all, it's all about safety," said Ragheb.

During the last solar eclipse in 2017, states in the path of totality saw up to a 222 percent increase in traffic, according to Texas A&M AgriLlfe Extension.

"Whoever you're driving for should already be prepared to either get it there the day before, or have it planned the day after," Ragheb said.

Truck drivers will be forced to find alternate routes.

"Well if them guys can't go, they're going to have to find a place to park, and it's going to make quite a difference for them," said Ken Clark, a truck driver who commutes through Texas every week.

Or they could park their rigs and delay their travels by 24 hours.

"And then if you take out a whole day of travel, that's pretty serious," Ragheb said.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles said the route restrictions come from the Texas Department of Transportation.

TxDOT representatives say motorists should expect delays, leave early, and "Drive friendly, the Texas way."