parking

New trucker-friendly hotel-booking engine

PTAG, the Professional Trucker's Association Group, has launched its "PTAG Safe Truck Parking Program," primarily a hotel-booking engine with negotiated discounts built in, the organization notes.

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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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Truck parking, state by state

Overdrive’s national rankings of states' trucking parking shortages is presented in an interactive map. Use the map to access more national data on where the problem is worst (California, Rhode Island...), likewise our most recent coverage of the parking issue.

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Parking: ‘It’s bad all over’

With a major study out and a new national coalition beginning regional meetings, the heat’s up on the increasing need for safe parking.

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Parking: Creative approach meets small-minded resistance in Hutchins, Texas

Where parking needs may increasingly be met: Efforts by fleets, shippers and receivers, even your preferred service location, to accommodate overnight truck parking needs.

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The rise of pay-to-park

While some owner-operators appreciate the ability to reserve a space, Chuck Bishop of Sanger, Texas, thinks otherwise. Pilot Flying J, meanwhile, may be next with a systemwide pay-to-park system.

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Rhode Island receives $9M grant for new travel plaza/welcome center

Rhode Island will build a new, state-of-the-art travel plaza and welcome center with the help of a $9 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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I-95 Corridor Coalition scheduled to test truck parking notification system

A group of transportation agencies along the Eastern Seaboard will begin testing this month an automated technology to advise truck drivers on the real-time availability of truck parking spaces.

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7 Midwest states following Michigan’s lead to provide parking availability information

Eight contiguous Midwestern states, including Michigan, are following that state's lead with a collaborative parking info system enabled by $25 million grant.

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