parking shortage

Florida parking-availability information system deployment getting under way

An information-distribution system to be deployed first on the I-4 and I-95 corridors by the Florida Department of Transportation will aim to distribute parking-availability data to professional drivers in real-time.

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‘All the money in the world’ may not be enough to solve trucking’s parking crisis, panelists say

Simply adding more parking spaces, even along busy freight corridors, likely wouldn’t fix the country’s widespread truck parking shortage, said four panelists at a seminar held last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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Trucking groups fighting state initiatives to close rest stops

Notes on closures in Connecticut and Arkansas, and a new one in North Carolina. Trucking groups, meanwhile, continue to fight closures, which come in response to tightening state budgets.

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Jason’s Law parking survey: Top 10 states in need of more spaces

Ranked here find the states where the dearth of spaces is most pronounced -- and tell us: What three states as a general rule present the biggest parking problems for you?

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Trucking parking bans instituted in Washington state

Washington’s Pierce County just became the state’s second county this month to bar truck parking on residential streets in unincorporated areas. Truckers told commissioners, however, the ordinance does not consider the difficulty balancing HOS restrictions, insufficient parking and travel time between truck stops.

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Parking shortage: DOT looking for driver feedback

The Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration wants to hear from drivers about the challenges they face in finding parking and when and where shortages occur.

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FLSA reform, parking, detention: MCSAC prioritizes reauthorization recommendations

Reforming employee-driver compensation by removing the FLSA overtime exemption was among top recommendations, likewise expanding truck-parking availability, sleep apnea, further New Entrant attention and more.

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More parking now, please; alternatives to ‘sailboat fuel’

A reader follows up on our parking-push coverage from September 2012, and several offer preferred slang options for that lightest of loads -- nothing.

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Some good news: Jason’s Law in the highway bill

In all the hubbub over the mandate for electronic onboard recorders included in the highway-bill language, it's perhaps been easy to overlook some of better results for truckers and advocates, chief among them other language in the bill that, if it ultimately passes (as expected), brings to fruition nearly four years' worth of advocacy that began with the work of individual drivers honoring the memory of one of their own, Jason Rivenburg (pictured). Jason's Law is ...

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Parking Solutions

Governmental efforts to expand truck parking continue in many states. The next step — providing real-time space availability information — is just around the corner in select areas.

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