truck parking

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
Government, Business, Safety

Planning Group Launches Truck Parking Survey for Phoenix Region

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An organization representing the Phoenix metropolitan area is conducting a study of truck parking issues in the region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 12, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Government Groups Launch Truck Parking Survey for Northeast Region

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Truck parking challenges in the Northeast amid the coronavirus pandemic — due in part to shipment type or route changes — are being surveyed by a group of 13 transportation departments and metropolitan planning organizations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Increase Truck Parking

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Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would address the lack of available truck parking. Reps. Mike Bost (R-Ill.) and Angie Craig (D-Minn.) are co-sponsoring the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, which they introduced March 5.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 10, 2020
Government, Business

Trucking Industry Weighs In on DOT Freight Plan

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Infrastructure investment and increased truck parking capacity are among the recommendations listed by freight haulers that participated in the Department of Transportation’s request for information on its National Freight Strategic Plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FHWA to Release Updated Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey

Jeff Purdy, a transportation specialist with the Federal Highway Administration Freight Management and Operations office Jeff Purdy, a transportation specialist with the Federal Highway Administration Freight Management and Operations office, said truck parking is a "very key safety issue." (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Results of a comprehensive national federal survey of truck parking availability will be made public in the next few months, according to a Jan. 15 presentation at the Transportation Research Board annual meeting.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 15, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Florida DOT Surveys Stakeholders on Truck Parking Issues

Florida DOT weighs issues with truck parking. Trucks parked at the Florida 595 Truck Stop in Davie, Fla. (Florida 595 Truck Stop)

The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a survey to study truck parking issues.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2019
Business, Technology

TruckPark App Added to HOS Software

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Technology company TruckPark Inc. announced a strategic partnership with logistics and transportation industry software developer UTECH to provide truck drivers with easy access to find safe, secure parking.

July 25, 2019