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Category Archives: Truck Stops

Tips for Running a Safe and Successful Truck Stop

Aug
28,
2019
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Tips for Running a Safe and Successful Truck Stop A truck stop can be an oasis for weary truck drivers, RVers, and others on long drives. It offers a place to rest and recover after hours spent behind the wheel. … Continue reading

Cut Through Fog With Good LED Marker Lights

May
15,
2019
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Cut Through Fog With Good LED Marker Lights Marker lights on your truck keep you and others on the road safe. Semi-trucks are some of the largest occupants of the road and because of this, drivers need to be able … Continue reading

Making Health a Priority as an Over the Road Trucker

Apr
25,
2019
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Making Health a Priority as an Over the Road Trucker The lifestyle of a long-haul truck driver isn’t the healthiest by a long shot. Being responsible for hauling loads hundreds of miles away, truck drivers spend a great deal of … Continue reading

Does commercializing rest areas lead to more or less parking spaces?

Feb
21,
2018
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Does commercializing rest area parking lead to more or less parking spaces? When I first saw the NATSO study,(National Association of Truck Stop Owners)  Rest Area Commercialization and Truck Parking Capacity: 2018 Update,  I had to shake my head in … Continue reading

TRELP Truck Parking App could be solution to end truck parking crisis

Aug
3,
2017
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TRELP Truck Parking App could be solution to end truck parking crisis       UNDERDOG WITH AN AMBITIOUS VISION CALLING FORTH ALL TRUCKERS TO HELP LOCATE PARKING SPOTS The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations prohibit interstate truck drivers from … Continue reading

Attention Shippers & Receivers-TIRED TRUCKERS NEED YOUR HELP

Dec
27,
2016
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Attention Shippers & Receivers -TIRED TRUCKERS NEED YOUR HELP! It’s the end of a 12 to 14 hr day. A day of traffic congestion, tight delivery/pickup schedules, pickup and delivery delays, weather, and when all the time on the job … Continue reading

Driver comments needed NOW to improve Rest Area Parking

Dec
19,
2016
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On December 12th 2016 was the final meeting for the National Truck Parking Coalition held at the United States Department of Transportation in Washington D.C. These meetings began November 2015 and followed with 5 more during the year. The National … Continue reading

Is ATA honoring pledge to the Truck Parking Coalition?

Oct
11,
2016
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 Is the ATA honoring their pledge to the National Truck Parking Coalition?  It seems like yesterday that DOT released their Truck Parking Survey. The Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey and Comparative Assessment was conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) … Continue reading

I-95 Corridor Coalition to advise OTR CMV drivers about available truck parking

Nov
2,
2015
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The Truck ‘N Park Demonstration System Goes Live on November 20, 2015. ATTENTION TRUCKERS!  Real-Time Truck Parking Space Availability Information At Rest Areas WHAT:           The I-95 Corridor Coalition, an alliance of transportation agencies along the Eastern Seaboard, is testing an … Continue reading

Jason’s Law – USDOT truck parking survey leads to pledge & National Coalition on Truck Parking

Aug
24,
2015
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USDOT ‘Jason’s Law’ Survey Reaffirms Nationwide Truck Parking Needs In 2009 Hope Rivenburg, the young widow of murdered trucker Jason Rivenburg, vowed to change the perils of the  truck parking shortage by standing up and fighting for legislation, allowing more … Continue reading

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