parking

When trucks are ‘an eyesore and a nuisance’

It's happened again: A city councilman's idea to ban truck parking within town borders shows evidence of what drivers and other advocates are up against in the battle to improve parking availability in less-served areas.

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Eating in the dark

Be careful what you put in your mouth on a night haul on a strange route.

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Abolish three-in-one sinks — now!

Wendy sends a message to Congress: "If we're going to start outlawing stuff because it's dangerous, I think we should start with the automatic sensors on every stinking sink between here and Timbuktu."

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Minnesota to use cameras at truck stops, rest areas to help truckers find parking

The Minnesota DOT announced a testing program at a rest area in which cameras in the parking lot will find and notify truckers of available parking.

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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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Snow, wind play havoc on plains

Snow prompted Wednesday evening closures of I-70 in Kansas among other roadways.

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Don’t pay for the privilege to haul

Second Wind Transport independent owner-operator Greg Trott was offered a load recently he would have paid out of pocket to haul -- had he made the wrong decision and taken it.

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Parking: Notes on circling sharks

"At about 2 o'clock every afternoon my husband starts fretting about being able to park for our break, which is usually at least six hours away. If he doesn't say something, I usually do."

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TA announces Reserve-It parking

TravelCenters of America has announced a new program that allows drivers to reserve a parking space at select TA and Petro locations in advance of arriving.

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More O/O challenges: Image, health, parking…

After primary reporting on owner-operators' top five challenges, sources offer their personal sixth -- from parking, training standards and health to driver image and industry unity to influence public opinion and regulatory direction.

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