Lights-out at MATS, and: You’re the parking expert ‘where you live and where you truck to’

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Today on the Overdrive Radio, much of a conversation I had with former owner-operator Scott Grenerth, with whom regular readers will be familiar from his moderation of our parking-issues-related panel at the Great American Trucking Show in August 2018 and so much more past coverage.

It’s been almost 10 years since I first met him, when he was an owner-operator, running with Jasmine “Jazzy” Jordan through the East side of Nashville on her cross-country job in support of the St. Christopher fund (Grenerth was on his bike with us, as was usual for him at the time, as still is, I know). Grenerth’s currently with the Truck Specialized Parking Services company and is a former regulatory affairs director with OOIDA.

Find the new RigRest.com tool from the TSPS company for parking information and reservations via this link.Find the new RigRest.com tool from the TSPS company for parking information and reservations via this link.

At Mid-America last week, his company introduced a new parking-related resource in RigRest.com, a mobile-optimized website and search tool — and more – for parking around the country. Most importantly, perhaps, Grenerth and company are working in a variety of ways to optimize and in some cases make newly available excess parking capacity for truckers of all stripes, in partnership with fleet operators with available space, dedicated sites around warehouses under development, and others.

Now to a certain extent, and hopefully more in future, Grenerth says, RigRest.com will be an info and parking-reservation hub for truckers not only looking to park in chain truck stops but in a variety of nontraditional locations and independent stops all around the country.

Also in the podcast: When the lights went out on FMCSA at MATS, and Grenerth’s continuing work with the National Coalition on Truck Parking and around metro and county zoning and planning issues, advocacy and more. Take a listen:

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