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Federal Highway Administration Releases National Coalition on Truck Parking Activity Report

July 11, 2017

Federal Highway Administration Releases National Coalition on Truck Parking Activity Report

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) National Coalition on Truck Parking released its 2015-2016 activity report detailing ideas put forth for expanding truck parking nationwide during a series of regional truck parking stakeholder meetings held last year.

ATRI’s Driver Diaries Give Real-World Perspective to Truck Parking Concerns

June 30, 2017

ATRI’s Driver Diaries Give Real-World Perspective to Truck Parking Concerns

To tap into first-hand accounts of professional truck drivers and gain insight into their daily parking needs, the American Transportation Research Institute launched its Truck Parking Diary project in March 2016, document­ing the experiences of drivers as they find safe, available truck parking.

NATSO Discusses Rest Area Commercialization, Truck Parking With DOT

December 18, 2016

NATSO Discusses Rest Area Commercialization, Truck Parking With DOT

NATSO met with various Department of Transportation officials last week to discuss a number of issues concerning the truckstop and travel plaza industry.

NATSO Addresses DOT Truck Parking Meeting

October 6, 2016

NATSO Addresses DOT Truck Parking Meeting

NATSO on Oct. 5 participated in the fifth regional truck parking stakeholder meeting held by the Department of Transportation to address issues of capacity expansion, funding and finance, technology and data, as well as government coordination.

Park My Truck App Launched for Drivers

October 4, 2016

Park My Truck App Launched for Drivers

The NATSO Foundation, NATSO, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) on Oct. 3 launched a new mobile app designed to help the nation’s truck drivers more easily find truck parking.

NATSO Foundation, ATA, ATRI To Launch Truck Parking Mobile App

September 21, 2016

NATSO Foundation, ATA, ATRI To Launch Truck Parking Mobile App

The NATSO Foundation, NATSO Inc., American Trucking Associations, the American Transportation Research Institute and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance are joining forces to announce the official launch of Park My Truck, a new mobile app designed to share truck parking availability information with truck drivers.

NATSO Discusses Truck Parking in Fourth Regional Stakeholder Meeting

August 26, 2016

NATSO Discusses Truck Parking in Fourth Regional Stakeholder Meeting

NATSO on Aug. 26 participated in the fourth regional truck parking stakeholder meeting held by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to address issues of capacity expansion, funding and finance, technology and data, as well as government coordination.

NATSO Discusses Truck Parking at Regional Stakeholder Meeting

July 18, 2016

NATSO Discusses Truck Parking at Regional Stakeholder Meeting

NATSO on July 12 participated in the third regional truck parking stakeholder meeting held by the Department of Transportation to address issues of capacity expansion, funding and finance, technology and data, as well as government coordination.

NATSO Discusses Truck Parking, Rest Area Commercialization with Midwestern Governors Association

June 6, 2016

NATSO Discusses Truck Parking, Rest Area Commercialization with Midwestern Governors Association

Truckstops and travel plazas are a critical part of America's transportation network, providing hundreds of thousands of parking spaces for long-haul truckers to rest, NATSO president Lisa Mullings told a meeting of the Midwestern Governors Association. She told attendees about the NATSO Foundation’s plans to release Park My Truck, a mobile app to assist professional drivers looking for a place to park.

ATRI Examines Driver Views on Truck Parking

September 21, 2015

ATRI Examines Driver Views on Truck Parking

Nearly half of commercial vehicle drivers would refuse to pay for reserved parking, according to a new survey issued by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The survey, titled “Commercial Driver Perspectives on Truck Parking,” revealed that a disconnect exists between drivers’ interest in parking reservation systems and their willingness to pay for parking reservations. The survey also revealed that reservation parking systems near large metropolitan areas would have the highest utility.

FHWA Truck Parking Analysis Falls Short, Says NATSO

August 24, 2015

FHWA Truck Parking Analysis Falls Short, Says NATSO

The Federal Highway Administration on Friday August 21 released a survey and analysis assessing truck parking in the United States. Although NATSO worked with FHWA to help the agency understand the issues involved in the supply and demand of truck parking facilities, FHWA’s survey failed to adequately explore the critical factors that influence truck parking.

Repairs And Roast Beef Sandwich Sales Grow At Dodge City

September 1, 2013

Repairs And Roast Beef Sandwich Sales Grow At Dodge City

Petro Dodge City #397 is located in Hanceville, Ala., which is positioned perfectly between Birmingham and Huntsville. With a brand new truck repair shop and renovations in the works, they are also positioned to grow.

Congress Likely to Debate Truck Weight

July 24, 2013

Congress Likely to Debate Truck Weight

Truck size and weight legislation passed this week in the House continues to shine a spotlight on the issue and further strengthens the probability that size and weight will be a hotly debated issue when Congress begins working to reauthorize surface transportation programs next year.

VDOT To Launch Truck Parking Pilot Program

June 17, 2013

VDOT To Launch Truck Parking Pilot Program

VDOT plans to conduct a truck parking pilot project designed to direct truck drivers to open parking spaces in real-time via message signs.

Reminder: New Hours of Service Rule Effective July 1

June 10, 2013

Reminder: New Hours of Service Rule Effective July 1

Despite pending litigation, commercial truck drivers and companies must comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Association's revised Hours of Service (HOS) rule on July 1.

MoDOT Converts Rest Areas to Truck Parking Only Facilities

May 13, 2013

MoDOT Converts Rest Areas to Truck Parking Only Facilities

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced last week that it will convert two rest areas at Halltown on Interstate 44 into truck-parking only facilities rather than spend funds to meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) upgrades to the water and sewer systems. The rest areas currently offer parking for 37 trucks, which MoDot said it plans to expand.

National Truck Parking Information System Under Development

April 29, 2013

National Truck Parking Information System Under Development

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the research arm of the American Trucking Associations, recently announced that it is working with several groups to develop a national truck parking reservation system that allows drivers and fleets to check on parking availability along an interstate corridor in real time using wireless devices.

You Have Questions. We Have Answers.

April 19, 2013

You Have Questions. We Have Answers.

One of NATSO’s primary roles is to deliver solutions to members’ challenges. Each day members tap into the expertise of NATSO’s staff for answers to some of their most pressing questions. Stop Watch compiled some recent member inquiries and sat down with Darren Schulte, NATSO’s vice president of membership, for detailed answers.

New York Bill Creates Incentives for Truck Parking

February 25, 2013

New York Bill Creates Incentives for Truck Parking

The New York State Legislature is considering a measure that would create tax incentives and a loan program to fund truck parking in the state. The bill, S3773, would create a 50 percent tax credit for owners or operators of private rest areas, truckstops and travel plazas that provide truck drivers with safe parking, and create a 20 percent tax credit for shipping and receiving facilities that agree to provide truck drivers with a secure area to rest while waiting for pending appointments or to observing federal hours-of-service regulations. The measure is awaiting consideration in the Senate Transportation Committee.

Trucking Industry, DOT Host Truck Parking Webinar Dec. 6

November 19, 2012

Trucking Industry, DOT Host Truck Parking Webinar Dec. 6

The Transportation Industry Mobility and Technology Coalition and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will sponsor a free webinar on truck parking issues and innovative ways to address them.

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