truck parking

Government, Equipment

Minneapolis Approves Amended Truck Parking Ban

Osman Councilman Jamal Osman promoted the provisions directing city staff members to work with area groups to pursue truck parking solutions. (Minneapolis City Council Transportation and Works Committee via YouTube)

The Minneapolis City Council is prohibiting truck parking in the city.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 23, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

St. Louis Park, Minn., Considers Truck Parking Restrictions

Parking Jason Carr/Getty Images

Officials in St. Louis Park, Minn., are moving forward with an ordinance that would limit truck parking.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2021
Government, Safety

Communication With Drivers Key During Disruption Events, Experts Say

Food truck at a rest stop in Idaho A food truck served truckers and other essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic in April 2020. (Idaho Department of Transportation)

During disruption events, truckers should be well-informed about the measures that are being taken to help them, experts said in a webinar hosted by the Federal Highway Administration.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2021
Government, Business

Truck Parking, Freight Policies Included in House Highway Bill

Parked trucks Parked trucks by Peggy Smith/Transport Topics

A multiyear highway policy bill recently approved in the U.S. House of Representatives would fund a comprehensive truck parking initiative, and pave the way for the adoption of other freight-centric programs.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 6, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

US House Highway Bill Includes $1 Billion in Truck Parking Grants

Parked trucks Peggy Smith/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Funding to expand parking facilities for truck drivers around the country is included in comprehensive highway policy legislation expected before the U.S. House of Representatives during the week of June 28.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 24, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Minneapolis Council Committee Passes Citywide Truck Parking Restrictions

Minneapolis truck parking The photo on the left shows a bicyclist on 26th Avenue South at 26th Street in Minneapolis in 2014. The photo at right, taken in 2019, shows the same stretch of road with a truck parked on the side. (Dillon Fried)

The Transportation and Public Works Committee of the Minneapolis City Council on June 23 approved an ordinance amendment that would limit truck parking in the city.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 24, 2021
Government, Logistics

Truck Parking Gets New Congressional Push

Rep. Angie Craig of Minnesota Minnesota Rep. Angie Craig makes her case for truck parking improvements to the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee. (House T&I committee)

Efforts to enhance access to parking for the nation’s truckers are alive in the U.S. House of Representatives. Here's our Capitol Agenda look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 26, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Truck Parking Legislation Introduced in US House

trucks parked Trucks parked at a truck stop. (Peggy Smith/Transport Topics)

A bill designed to facilitate access to parking around the country for commercial vehicles was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 30, 2021
Business, Technology, Safety

Carriers Use Pre-Planning to Help Drivers Secure Truck Parking

Row of parked trucks Trucks parked at a truck stop. (Peggy Smith/Transport Topics)

Trucking companies are addressing the parking shortage in multiple ways, including advance planning, using technology to access real-time information on parking availability, or even embracing paid reservations for parking spaces or hotel rooms to make it easier for drivers to shut down for the night.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
March 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Jason’s Law Survey Shows Truck Parking Remains a Challenge

Trucks parked at a rest area by Peggy Smith Trucks parked at a rest area off Interstate 81 in Virginia. (Peggy Smith/Transport Topics)

A five-year update to a major parking availability survey for truck drivers had pretty much the same bottom line: There remains an overall critical shortage of parking spaces for truck drivers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 2, 2020