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Drivers Needed for new Truck Parking Study


truck-parkingWhen Truth About Trucking, LLC conducted a recent survey on drivers’ biggest concerns, truck driver wages came in at number one, while truck parking was still the second major concern among drivers.

Hope Rivenburg of Jason’s Law is once again taking the initiative to ensure safe parking areas are presented for drivers by conducting a new focus study to be performed in two stages: (1) a survey conducted by professional drivers and (2) a two month study for an OTR Driver Focus Group. The data from these two efforts will be invaluable as it will come directly from current long-haul truck drivers.

The  goal for this study is to collect data regarding the various aspects and causes of inadequate truck parking and then present it to government officials. The study has already caught the attention of a USDOT official which duties include managing the FHWA’s Truck Parking Program Activities.

Hope Rivenburg

Hope Rivenburg

The official has contacted Hope stating: “I would deeply appreciate if you could call me so we can discuss your efforts and how those efforts cross paths with work Congress included in MAP-21 in the section named for your late husband, Section 1401, Jason’s Law.”

The study will need over-the-road drivers who will be willing to help in the two month study. Drivers who frequently run long-haul into Western and Eastern port areas including South Florida, the Northeast and West Coast, as well as all drivers who continually have difficulty finding parking are encouraged to participate.

The final data and results will be presented by Hope Rivenburg, Andy Warcaba of Andrew J. Warcaba & Associates and Richard Wilson of Trans Products during the 2013 Trucking Social Media Convention in October.

  1. Study participants will be needed for the following assistance:
  2. Take notes regarding their experiences while attempting to find parking. Notes can be photos or videos of the specific parking facility, noting the day and time it was taken. Included in these notes can also be the security and safety of the parking area and can include a note regarding the shipper or receiver, if they allowed you to park on their facility or not;
  3. To be part of a once-a-week conference call;
  4. Willing to have their name included as part of the presentation in Kansas City, Missouri at the Truck Driver Convention and to official government correspondence.

The truck driver survey will be released in the coming weeks by Truth About Trucking, LLC.  Professional truck drivers interested in being a part of this two-month study may contact Hope Rivenburg directly via email at:

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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