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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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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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