‘Truck parking only’: Working together toward a new get-in reality

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The need for greater parking capacity, well-positioned, throughout the nation is no secret. The need along Texas lanes was the subject of the lively discussion devoted to parking that Overdrive held at the Great American Trucking Show last month.

In today’s edition of Overdrive Radio, to augment James Jaillet’s report from last week on the session, you’ll get a full window into it, aimed at engaging with Texas DOT freight planning branch manager Sherry Pifer and others from the agency as they re-evaluate their own approach to marshaling public resources and creating partnerships with private companies toward parking improvement. For those outside the state of Texas, the discussion could well provide a model toward engaging with other states, too.

For the beginning of the discussion in the podcast, you can download via this link a brief series of slides TxDOT’s Sherry Pifer put together to go along with her introduction to Texas’ ongoing parking-priorities study.For the beginning of the discussion in the podcast, you can download via this link a brief series of slides TxDOT’s Sherry Pifer put together to go along with her introduction to Texas’ ongoing parking-priorities study.

Along the way you’ll hear from a multitude of owner-operators, drivers and others in attendance, as well as owner-operator Ingrid Brown, Clark Freight Lines driver Jack Smith and former owner-op Scott Grenerth, who moderated the discussion. Grenerth, as regular listerners will know, is part of the Truck Specialized Parking Services company today. Take a listen:

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