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Trucking groups announce Park My Truck app set to release in late summer

A new mobile app expected to launch late this summer will allow truck drivers to find truck parking information and available parking spaces.

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Trucking organizations form partnership to help truckers find available parking

The groups will announce their plans for sharing parking availability with truck drivers during a May 18 press conference.

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Owner-operator spending on fuel, insurance, truck payments and more wanted for annual report

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking input from owner-operators and carriers for its annual Operational Costs of Trucking report. The brief online questionnaire asks about basic cost information of for-hire carriers such as driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums, and lease or purchase premiums.

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ATRI launches online sleep apnea survey for drivers

The survey will ask drivers about their perspectives, personal experiences and knowledge of sleep apnea. It also solicits information on sleep apnea assessments and treatments that drivers may have received, as well as the perceived effectiveness of the treatments.

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ATRI looking for drivers to keep truck parking ‘diaries’ for two weeks

The American Transportation Research Institute is recruiting drivers to keep a 14-day truck parking diary to keep track of parking issues.

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ATRI wants owner-operator input for crash cost data base

Participating motor carriers will be asked to provide information on common crash costs such as damage, attorney and court costs, and towing and recovery costs. ATRI is also working with the insurance industry to complete the crash cost database.

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Parking: Data on rest areas v. truck stops

Data show that parking issues aren’t limited to states showing a high percentage of publicly controlled spaces or those with a high percentage of private spaces.

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ELDs, hours, parking: Owner-operators’ top 3 critical issues

Considerable fleet/operator common ground is seen in hours of service, CSA, parking and related issues, though the economy ranks higher in Overdrive's list. Plus: Voices on the "Missouri Truck Ferry" project.

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Top 10 most congested freight intersections

ATRI's annual rankings this year gave the dubious distinction of most congested freight chokepoint to the city of Atlanta and its "Spaghetti Junction" north stack interchange at I-285 and I-85.

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ATRI: Crash fault weighting in CSA could help carrier ratings

Implementing some form of crash accountability — that is, not dinging carriers for crashes they couldn’t prevent — in the federal Compliance, Safety, Accountability carrier ranking/scoring program could have a significant impact on carriers’ rankings within the system, concludes the American Transportation Research Institute.

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