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New parking app takes 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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Virginia sets meeting on new trucker rest area

The Virginia Department of Transportation will provide an informational meeting Aug. 31 on a trucker rest area to be built near Markham on Interstate 66.

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Truck parking coalition talks converting existing facilities to truck parking, other fixes at second meeting

OOIDA Director of Regulatory Affairs Scott Grenerth said approximately 50 people attended the meeting and "shared every possible perspective of the five main focus areas" for the coalition. Those areas of focus are parking capacity expansion, funding and finance, technology and data, coordination with regional and local governments, and creative solutions.

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TA-Petro mobile app adds parking reservation system

TravelCenters of America added its “Reserve-It!” parking program to the app in a recent update, which allows drivers to reserve parking up to 30 days in advance at any TA or Petro location and pay for the spot with a credit card in the app.

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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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Send messages to Trucker Path’s new ‘chatbot’ for parking info

The chatbot, called Trucker Path Bro, works by responding to a driver’s location-based text message to provide the latest updates on nearby parking availability, weigh station and other facilities.

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