Truck parking facility opens in West Memphis, Arkansas with 84 spaces

Updated Jun 3, 2023
Ribbon cutting for truck parking on I-40 in Arkansas
Arkansas Highway Commission Chairman Alec Farmer, ARDOT Director Lorie Tudor, Arkansas Trucking Association President Shannon Newton, State Sen. Reginald Murdock, Arkansas Trucking Association Board Member Butch Rice, and Arkansas Trucking Association Board Chairman Jeff Loggins cut the ribbon.
Arkansas Trucking Association

Truckers driving Interstate 40 through Arkansas will find more places to park thanks to the opening of a new facility in West Memphis.

On Tuesday, officials from the Arkansas Department of Transportation and the Arkansas Trucking Association cut a ribbon opening the parking lot on westbound I-40 near mile marker 275. It has 84 truck parking spaces. The price tag on the parking lot was $6 million.

“This expansion is the fruit of more than a decade of labor by Arkansas’ trucking industry,” said Arkansas Trucking Association President Shannon Newton during the official opening event. “A parking lot might not seem like an exciting enhancement to our state’s highway system, but for the 87% of Arkansas communities that rely exclusively on trucks to deliver milk to their grocery stores, medicine to their pharmacies and furniture to their homes, this is a critical piece of infrastructure.”