Government, Business, Safety

Trucking Experts Tackle Parking Problems, Solutions

Lisa Mullings, president of Natso Lisa Mullings, president of Natso, said if the trucking industry was willing to pay for more parking, that could help alleviate the issue. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Trucking industry representatives at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting Jan. 13 broke down some of the biggest challenges — and floated a few solutions — regarding truck parking.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Truck Parking Shortage Costs Drivers $4,600 a Year, Expert Says

Truck Parking Shortage Mullings (left), Dan Ronan, Manning and Murray. (Natso)

ORLANDO, Fla. — The difficulty of finding truck parking is pushing drivers out of the business and contributing to the industry’s persistent driver shortage, according to experts who spoke at the Natso annual convention, held here Feb. 10-13.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
February 14, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

FMCSA, Others Tackle Truck Parking Problem

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Elected officials are becoming more aware of the truck parking problem, but many can’t seem to convince their constituents why they should care, according to panelists at a recent conference on truck parking.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 13, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Lehigh Valley Planners Target Tractor-Trailer Parking as E-Commerce Surges


While the growing presence of tractor-trailers has been a complaint of Lehigh Valley, Pa., residents in recent years, local planners are concerned with the one place they’re not seeing them — designated truck parking spots.

Tom Shortell | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
June 22, 2018
Government, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Minnesota DOT Installing Technology to Guide Truckers to Parking Spaces

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Truck drivers passing through Minnesota who need of a safe place to pull off the road will be getting help from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, which last week began installing new technology that will let them know in real time if rest areas still have parking spaces available.

Tim Harlow | StarTribune
February 13, 2018

Researchers Tout Benefits of Truck Parking Detection Technology

WASHINGTON — Truck-counting devices are valuable tools in the effort to ensure that carriers have places to park, according to Wei Sun, a researcher at University of Florida’s Transportation Institute.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2018
Government, Business

Midwestern States Unite to Mitigate Truck Parking Problems

Minnesota Rest Sign Minnesota Department of Transportation

A group of eight Midwestern states is working to inform truckers of parking availability along major routes.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 3, 2018
Government, Business

ELD Mandate Magnifies Parking Shortage, Washington Truck Exec Says

Parking Lot Beth Oliver/Flickr

Truckers in Washington state are meeting with lawmakers to discuss options for addressing the state’s shortage of truck parking, an issue which is expected to face added pressure once the federal requirement for use of electronic logs takes effect next week.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 6, 2017
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.

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