Tag: Jason's Law
What's at stake for truck parking advocates, states in federal funding
If this Q&A with Florida DOT is any indication, dedicated federal parking funding probably couldn't come at a better time, should HR 2187 make it this Congress, or not – FDOT's effectively used Jason's Law to build a foundation for new capacity projects.
April 7, 2021
The time is now: Build truck parking capacity
Bottom line for lawmakers sent by us to the nation’s capitol: We need an infrastructure bill that will open the flow of traffic, make safer merge lanes and truly spur on badly needed truck parking. Please don’t wait for another bridge to collapse, for another trucker trying to provide for his family to be killed for the few dollars in his pocket.
February 18, 2019
DOT launches second Jason’s Law truck parking survey
The new version of the survey is meant to update the inventory of truck parking and identify improvements to truck parking availability since the first survey; evaluate truck travel by state to evaluate increases in truck parking demand; evaluate technologies being used to monitor availability and demand; and more.
November 27, 2018
DOT plans to survey truck stops, states and enforcers about parking shortage
Following up on a 2014 survey of truck drivers about the challenges they face in finding secure parking, the U.S. DOT’s Federal Highway Administration announced last week it plans to survey truck stop operators, state DOT officials and enforcement personnel about inadequacies in available truck parking.
May 3, 2018
Electronic Logging Devices
No more ‘catching up the logbook’ with ELDs, a paradigm shift that raises numerous issues
A panel of drivers at the August Great American Trucking Show illustrated that the seemingly simple change brings with it a raft of complications, from new administrative and operational burdens placed on drivers and carrier dispatch to the pressing need for shipper/receiver customers’ appreciation of the new dynamics.
September 20, 2017
Paul Marhoefer’s ‘Elloree’, with a new music video, tells Jason’s Law story
Asked to write a song for Jason’s Law by a friend, Marhoefer asked himself what bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley would do and wrote it as a murder ballad — the final result, a powerful invocation of the story behind the parking-funding/security legislation.
May 16, 2017
Turning the worm on parking
Advocates stress the need for greater driver communication with state/local Metropolitan Planning Organizations on the need for better truck parking — and AsktheTrucker.com offers an MPO directory online to help facilitate communication.
December 20, 2016
Parking needs on Washington State’s radar
If you don’t include three truck stops at the north, south and eastern edges metropolitan Seattle, the area containsonly about 200 to 300 truck parking spaces. It’s a fact that Washington State patrol is well aware of and is making moves to combat.
November 3, 2016
Florida parking-availability information system deployment getting under way
An information-distribution system to be deployed first on the I-4 and I-95 corridors by the Florida Department of Transportation will aim to distribute parking-availability data to professional drivers in real-time.
September 13, 2016
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.
December 14, 2015
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.
December 3, 2015
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.
December 1, 2015
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