Government, Logistics, TCA

Illinois Considering Closing Some Highway Rest Areas

Jessica Hill/AP

The state of Illinois is considering how to rehab, or possibly close, some state rest areas, and has even launched a public survey about travelers’ likes and dislikes of the interstate highway stops — drawing thousands of responses so far.

Mary Wisniewski and Ese Olumhense | Chicago Tribune
October 25, 2017
Government, Technology, Logistics, TCA

High-Tech Sensors Will Alert Truckers of Open Spaces at Florida Rest Stop

Beth Oliver/Flickr

Keith Mullin felt lucky he found a space to park his truck Oct. 6 at an Interstate 4 rest area in Longwood, Fla., after a 20-hour trip from central Wisconsin.

Martin E. Comas | Orlando Sentinel
October 10, 2017
Government, Business, Technology

NCDOT Considering Technology, More Truck Stops to Ease Parking Shortage


North Carolina’s Department of Transportation is exploring construction of additional truck stops and installation of sensor technology to resolve its shortage of truck parking spaces.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 12, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Scarce Truck Parking Has Atlanta Looking for Solutions

Todd Lappin/Flickr

Not nearly enough parking exists in metro Atlanta for truckers who must comply with federal rules that limit how many hours they can drive – a shortage that’s about to get worse, thanks to new enforcement procedures

David Wickert | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 30, 2017
Government, Technology, Safety

Iowa DOT to Install System to Help Truck Drivers Find Parking Along I-80

parking truck stop John Sommers II for Transport Topics

By 2019, rest areas along Iowa’s busy Interstate 80 freight route will be equipped with technology to help truck drivers traveling the highway to track parking availability, according to the state’s Department of Transportation.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 16, 2017
Government, Business, Safety

Industry Clamors for Public Lands, Multiuse Weigh Stations for Truck Parking

truck parking rights of way Todd Lappin/Flickr

Using public lands along highway rights of way and optimizing weigh stations were common suggestions from stakeholders during listening sessions about truck parking hosted by federal transportation officials.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
July 11, 2017

Truckers Not Welcome at New $20 Million Welcome Center in New York

Rendering by New York Governor's Press Office

The $20.2 million welcome center on the eastbound Long Island Expressway in New York between exits 51 and 52 is set to open as early as this week, state officials said, providing a stop for motorists but pushing truckers farther east.

Deborah S. Morris | Newsday
September 29, 2016

Ohio Town Grapples With Truck Parking Woes

Miguel Angel/Flickr

When truck driver Grant Moser returns to Huber Heights, Ohio, in a few days after making his way back from California, he’ll face a choice more complex than it might seem: Where to park?

Will Garbe | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
September 26, 2016

Mobile Apps, Reserved Spaces Help Drivers Locate Available Parking

Petro Stopping Centers

Industry organizations, major truck stop chains, government officials and a Silicon Valley startup are all attempting to help truck drivers with one of their most pressing challenges today — finding a place to park.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
August 22, 2016
Government, Business

New Study Says Kansas Needs Truck Parking Information System

John Sommers II for TT

Development of a truck parking information management system is among the recommendations of a joint Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Turnpike Authority study completed this spring.

Junction City
Daily Union
June 8, 2016