rest areas

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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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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Rest area parking: Possible expansion of services for truckers sparks debate

The expansion of these services would allow states to bring in more money and possibly help keep rest areas open as parking options for truckers, advocates argue. NATSO, however, says the expansions could undercut truck stop business.

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Thursday roundup: Chiropractors and sleep apnea tests, Rhode Island throws parking bone to truckers

Road report from owner-operator Joe Bielucki on a recently-reopened Rhode Island truck rest area on I-95, and a view on the Medical Review Board's recent apnea screening/testing recommendation: Should chiropractors be able to order retesting?

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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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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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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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Top 20 worst states for truck parking

Though California tops Overdrive's weighted rankings of the worst states for truck parking at No. 1, Northeast states occupied Nos. 2-6. Access news of new developments and more data in the top 20 list and these interactive maps.

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Parking: Data on rest areas v. truck stops

Data show that parking issues aren’t limited to states showing a high percentage of publicly controlled spaces or those with a high percentage of private spaces.

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