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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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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 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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Five Apps for That: Take the guesswork out of parking

Five apps for your phone to help you find parking.

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ATRI ‘parking diaries’ reveal ELDs make finding parking more difficult

Parking diaries kept by nearly 600 truck drivers for two weeks this year revealed truckers spend an average of 56 minutes per day searching for parking, costing them nearly $5,000 a year in wages. The report also showed truckers using ELDs spend more time searching for parking than those using paper logs.

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New parking app will take hours of service into account when locating parking

The app will allow drivers to enter their remaining driving time to see where parking spaces are available within drivers' remaining on-duty hours.

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ATRI surveying truckers on parking in North Carolina

The 24-question survey asks drivers about the difficulty of finding parking in North Carolina, where parking can be found, the time of day it’s most difficult to find parking and more.

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Trucker Path to now market independent truck stops in app

According to Trucker Path, more than 80 percent of the truck stops in the app are independently-owned, yet receive 75 percent fewer interactions than the larger truck stops.

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New app shows available truck parking spaces at more than 5,000 locations across U.S.

The app includes the total number of parking spaces at more than 5,000 truck stops in the U.S., along with some rest areas. NATSO says independent and chain truck stops are participating in reporting their available spaces, representing more than 150,000 truck parking spaces.

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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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