parking

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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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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Petition started to ask FMCSA to mandate states to provide truck parking

Truck drivers have started an online petition at Change.org asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to require states to create parking for tired truckers.

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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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Pikachu, I choose you!

Getting decent sleep on the road sometimes depends on where you're parked ... And how close you happen to be to the Pikachu-colored flattop Freightliner when it "ripples" the new Volvo's bumper.

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Don’t let the dirty dictate the digs

"We can either sit around and feed into the stereotype by allowing the unguided children to run the show, or we can train them to be truckers, and find out which ones can handle it and integrate with pride and a positive image."

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Don’t ban me, bro

"The communities that choose the knee-jerk reaction of banning trucks aren't looking to solve problems, they're looking for a band-aid to slap on the gaping wound of parking and big truck issues."

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Paid parking pas de deux

"Even Dr. Phil knows there's two sides to a pancake, and looking at both of them is necessary to describe the pancake fully. You can't have a conversation without two sides."

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Washington state DOT seeking driver input on parking survey

A similar study in 2008 by the WSDOT found problems with a shortage of truck parking similar to those today. The 2008 report stated truck parking across the state was a problem “that will only get worse over time.”

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