Truck Parking Survey Will Include Drayage, Short-Haul Drivers
Caitlin Hughes, director of the Federal Highway Administration’s office of freight management and logistics, noted in a presentation at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 2018 Joint Policy Committee meeting in Spokane, Washington on July 18 that a nationwide truck parking survey now expected to start this August is going to be “expanded to ports” to see what port-generated truck parking needs will be, in addition to those along the nation’s intestate highway system.
“We’re going to look at the [parking] needs of the drayage and short-haul local [trucks] drivers as well as long-haul operators,” she said. “Truck parking is a safety issue – we need to solve this issue but we cannot do it alone. We need to do it in partnership with the states and the private sector. We need to work together to meet these [parking] needs. All states have this problem.”