Free app to help truck drivers find parking launches

A new mobile app to help truck drivers find parking was launched Monday.

Park My Truck, which was created with the support of the National Association of Truck Stop Operators and its foundation, the American Trucking Associations and the American Transportation Research Institute, covers some 150,000 truck parking spaces across the country.

park-my-truck-appIt was rolled out at the ATA’s Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas, and is available for iOS and Android.

Administered by the NATSO Foundation, Park My Truck is accessible for free online and through smartphone apps by drivers, trucking fleets, state and other administrators of highway rest areas.

“Park My Truck was developed by the truckstop industry in conjunction with our trucking partners based on feedback from professional drivers and trucking companies who often describe truck parking availability as a critical need,” said Lisa Mullings, the president of NATSO and the NATSO Foundation. 

Park My Truck includes the truck parking spaces for nearly 5,000 truckstops and some rest areas. Participants reporting available truck parking information include independent truckstops as well as chain locations.

“Finding a safe place to park is a consistent issue for drivers in our industry,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “While we would love to see the number of spaces increase, tightening state and federal highway budgets will limit the opportunity to expand parking capacity for the foreseeable future.”