parking

‘Smart’ truck parking ahead? Feds test tech offering live info, reservations

U.S. officials are testing SmartPark in Tennessee in hopes of expanding the real-time parking data and reservation system to other freight corridors.

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Parking shortage hits the mainstream

A Wall Street Journal story last week took on the issue of the difficulties faced by truckers finding a safe parking spot in widespread congested areas around the nation.

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TA to close on VA I-81, cutting 129 parking spaces

TravelCenters of America at Virginia’s I-81 Exit 150 will permanently close at 4 p.m. Nov. 15. The stop has 129 parking spaces that will be lost, which likely will add to the already exiting parking problems on I-81.

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National ‘smart truck parking’ system in the works, will show real-time parking info

A system that will use road signs, smartphone apps, websites and in-cab messaging to allow drivers to find parking availability in real-time took a step toward nationwide deployment this week, according to the groups producing it.

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Trucking parking bans instituted in Washington state

Washington’s Pierce County just became the state’s second county this month to bar truck parking on residential streets in unincorporated areas. Truckers told commissioners, however, the ordinance does not consider the difficulty balancing HOS restrictions, insufficient parking and travel time between truck stops.

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Parking shortage: DOT looking for driver feedback

The Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration wants to hear from drivers about the challenges they face in finding parking and when and where shortages occur.

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Jason’s Law: Five years after the passing of its namesake

In conversation with Overdrive's Wendy Parker, Hope Rivenburg, marking the fifth anniversary of the death of her husband, for whom the Jason's Law truck parking legislation is named, stresses the need for drivers to continue to press their legislators on areas where truck parking is sorely lacking and/or unsafe.

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West Virginia to get truck parking alert system

The West Virginia Division of Highways will offer a guidance system to alert truckers to available parking via roadway signs and the 511 Traveler Information platform.

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National truck-parking driver survey launched

Here find out how to take the survey, created by Hope Rivenburg in part in concert with driver advocates Allen and Donna Smith of Truth About Trucking and aimed at educating the DOT on parking needs.

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States eye ways to keep rest stops open

Louisiana and New Hampshire recently advanced legislation that would permit private sponsorship to help fund rest areas, while New Jersey has slowed down on the idea.

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