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Driver to Speaker of the House: ‘Be a politician for the people’

Driver Steven Brown makes an economic argument against speed limiters in his letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, calling the DOT's proposed mandate "just another way to tax the working class."

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Parking ‘capacity is the issue’: What one state that tried to address it with new spaces is going through

There's a reason all we tend to hear about around the parking issue is related to ways to deliver information about space availability. Capacity may be the bedrock issue, but can you spell N(ot) - I(n) - M(y) -B(ack) - Y(ard). Related news from Virginia.

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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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Virginia sets meeting on new trucker rest area

The Virginia Department of Transportation will provide an informational meeting Aug. 31 on a trucker rest area to be built near Markham on Interstate 66.

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TA-Petro mobile app adds parking reservation system

TravelCenters of America added its “Reserve-It!” parking program to the app in a recent update, which allows drivers to reserve parking up to 30 days in advance at any TA or Petro location and pay for the spot with a credit card in the app.

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Some rest areas reopen in time for busy holiday weekend

Independence Day weekend will rank as the fourth highest for road traffic, with 5 million more motorists than Memorial Day weekend, according to the American Automobile Association.

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Kansas studies truck parking issues, plans to use grant for remedies

In the Kansas Statewide Freight Network Truck Parking Plan released earlier this month, KDOT and KTA said truck drivers were spending up to 30 minutes a day looking for parking. That time makes drivers, trucking companies and Kansas agricultural and manufacturing interests less competitive, the study concluded.

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Truck parking report shows need for greater info on parking availability, says Trucker Path

Trucker Path found from its crowdsourcing service in its app that 12 percent of truck parking locations along the U.S. highway system, including truck stops, rest areas and other places with truck parking, are 80-90 percent empty between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.

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Shippers need to play a greater role in country’s parking crisis, OOIDA and ATA reps say

“The city and state tell us how many handicap spaces we have to have. Every shipper or receiver facility that accepts and receives trucks needs to bear some kind of responsibility. How do we get there? We’re raising the issue now.”

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E-log transition, week 4: Wes Memphis gets a pay raise, pain and a little more speed in time for a well-needed vacation

Wes Memphis again contemplates packing it in, then: "I decided to just go see the doctor when I got home, and try to make the best of it. Because, like a lot of the old boys out here, this is really all I've got."

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