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Trucker Path adds 1,000 locations to parking app

The latest update brings the app's total to more than 27,000 locations along the National Highway System.

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Kansas studies truck parking issues, plans to use grant for remedies

In the Kansas Statewide Freight Network Truck Parking Plan released earlier this month, KDOT and KTA said truck drivers were spending up to 30 minutes a day looking for parking. That time makes drivers, trucking companies and Kansas agricultural and manufacturing interests less competitive, the study concluded.

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Truck parking report shows need for greater info on parking availability, says Trucker Path

Trucker Path found from its crowdsourcing service in its app that 12 percent of truck parking locations along the U.S. highway system, including truck stops, rest areas and other places with truck parking, are 80-90 percent empty between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.

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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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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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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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New partnership could lead to expansion of truck parking availability technology

eX² Technology and Truck Smart Parking Services have partnered to offer a solution to address the nationwide parking shortage problem. TSPS already operates in Michigan, and the partnership with eX² could help expand their offerings.

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‘All the money in the world’ may not be enough to solve trucking’s parking crisis, panelists say

Simply adding more parking spaces, even along busy freight corridors, likely wouldn’t fix the country’s widespread truck parking shortage, said four panelists at a seminar held last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

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