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New truck parking app looks to give drivers more options

The goal, the company says, is to build a community of truckers to rate the parking locations, add new locations if they aren't already in the app and help other drivers by adding information regarding parking availability.

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Hours of service and the need for flexibility: What docs, nurses and truckers have in common

Parallels in nursing and trucking hours regs and practices, as the debate over flexibility continues in both: "None of the issues regarding sleep-deprived safety will be solved with a one-size-fits-all rule, in any industry, as long as human beings are doing the jobs."

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Connecticut guv calls for closure of seven rest areas

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy in his biennial budget proposal cuts funding for the state's seven traditional rest areas to save the state $1.1 million over a two-year period. The proposal, if passed by the state's legislature, calls for the closure of the seven locations by July 1, 2017.

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Correcting the personal-conveyance record

Answering Russ Hoffman's question: "Are you sure that Personal Conveyance requires that you not have a load or trailer? I believe the regulation is Unladen (unloaded) with an empty trailer being acceptable." By the letter of the law, he's right.

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ATRI: Parking availability test helped drivers find open spots, adhere to HOS regs

The open parking stall information was relayed to drivers from the camera systems in three ways: through a web portal, an in-cab application integrated into an existing on-board device, and through roadside electronic message signs.

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Rest-area commercialization and parking preservation: A view from the truck stops

What happened to the sales figures for a downstream business when the I-95 state-run Delaware House service plaza closed for restoration several years back. NATSO CEO Lisa Mullings illustrates some of the issues around potentially expanded commercial services at rest areas.

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Love’s opens new store in Knoxville, Ill.

The new store offers 94 truck parking spaces, Subway and Chester's Chicken restaurants, seven showers, a Love's Truck Tire Care Center and more.

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Love’s opens new location in Chanute, Kan.

The new location offers drivers an Arby's restaurant, 38 truck parking spaces, Cat scales and more.

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If it means more parking options, readers say, rest-area commercialization A-OK

In this mailbag podcast and other commentary, readers believed in large part that NATSO's concern over recent FHWA ideas for rest-area commercialization was misplaced, particularly if services allowed at state-facilitated rest areas are limited to an extent they aren't at truck stops.

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Interstate funding and rest areas: Public, meet Private

Let’s hope that however Trump, Chao and Congress choose to build out our infrastructure, it doesn’t financially punish the industry that already pays more than its share to support roads and bridges.

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