The truck parking problem: Tools in the toolbox, modest capacity proposals, and more

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In this week’s Overdrive Radio podcast edition we’re talking truck parking with some of the insights on parking advocacy and brass-tacks on-highway planning delivered as part of the parking panel we hosted at the Great American Trucking Show in August. You probably saw my colleague James Jaillet’s report on the panel in September, but the audio from the talk gives you a wider window into the discussion, valuable for anyone I’d imagine who has to think hard about parking along their lanes. Most of you in this current post-ELD mandate environment, I’d wager.

Voices include those of owner-ops Gary Buchs and Desiree Wood, moderator Scott Grenerth and Mike Johnson of the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

Bonus: What would you think about parking for a 10-hour break at a truck-dedicated, secure facility on the site of a NASCAR track? After the selected panel excerpts, you’ll hear part of a conversation I had with a member of the audience at that panel, Houston-based Schneider National leased operator Rodny Ziolkowski, who proffered a novel idea for adding parking capacity in a variety of areas around the country –- the notion of partnering with race-track facilities to utilize suitable space there for the purpose. Take a listen:

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