Coalition forms to address truck driver parking problems

Today’s announcement on the creation of a coalition to study truck parking issues in the U.S.

A new coalition has formed to seek solutions to the growing problem of trucker drivers not having access to sufficient safe and secure parking around the country.

The National Coalition on Truck Parking was formed as the results of a nationwide parking survey were released.

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Federal Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez said the coalition is a “call for action for immediate, near-term and long-term solutions” to truckers’ difficulties finding safe, secure parking places in so many areas around the country. “We’re inviting stakeholder groups,” including trucking organizations, state DOTs and others, to take part, he added, “because commercial driver safety is critical. We’re taking a really hard look at this issue.”

Stakeholders expected to be active in the coalition include FHWA, FMCSA, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the American Trucking Associations, the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association, the National Association of Truck Stop Operators and the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

See a video of today’s announcement.