Truck Parking Information Systems: Truck Driver Use and Perceptions
Since 2015, the lack of available truck parking has been consistently ranked as one of the top five industry concerns among trucking stakeholders. Among truck drivers, the issue ranks as the top concern. Drivers frequently report parking on shoulders, ramps or other undesignated locations when there is no available truck parking. Prior research also identified an economic impact from the lack of available parking. Drivers will often park earlier to ensure they find safe parking prior to running out of hours-of-service. The lost wages associated with early exit from revenue trips averages over $4,600 annually per driver. In 2012, Congress passed “Jason’s Law,” which recognized the safety risks truck drivers face from a lack of available parking and created a national priority for relieving the shortage. However, nine years after enactment of Jason’s Law, the lack of safe parking still plagues the industry.
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