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.

"Understanding the expectations of trucking companies and professional drivers is of critical importance to truckstop operators,” said Lisa Mullings, President and CEO of NATSO, the association representing truckstops.  "ATRI’s analysis will provide important guidance to truckstops as they work to meet their customers’ operational and safety needs.”

ATRI collected surveys from more than 1,400 truck drivers on the use of private versus public rest stops, preferred locations for reserved parking and the value of reserved truck parking.

A copy of the survey can be otained from ATRI's website by clicking here.




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