Petition That Will Require States To Create More Truck Parking

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Anchorman's Comment
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FMCSA Please Direct States to Provide Rest Stops for Truckers

We, the undersigned petitioners, formally request that the FMCSA mandate that each state provide enough state-sanctioned truck parking along interstates to match annual truck traffic volume statistics. This can be done by making a plain dirt lot available for truckers to park in, at various rural exit ramps.

Considerations

We, the undersigned petitioners, understand that even a plain dirt lot will carry some cost to each state. Aside from land procurement, several factors are at play for which We, the undersigned petitioners, would gladly contribute via nominal coin- or token-operated toll gates to enter the aforementioned lot.

- No-frills parking lots for large trucks: either dirt, gravel, or pavement

- Reasonable freeway-type light poles

- Dumpster near exit of parking lot

- Winter conditions in some states may require snow management

- Law enforcement should not be allowed to “troll” these lots, instead restricted to Weigh Stations

We, the undersigned petitioners, are willing to contribute on a per-entry basis via coin- or token-operated machines on the following schedule: $1.00 for dirt lot; $2.00 for gravel lot; $3.00 for paved lot.

Each state should contribute rural land and easements, and facilitate management of the lots.

Sincerely Signed,

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Chris K.'s Comment
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Signed.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Definately will sign but my only issue with it is bathrooms. As a woman that's a necessity! Even a porta potty will work. Just something...

Any ladies with me?

Eckoh's Comment
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Definately will sign but my only issue with it is bathrooms. As a woman that's a necessity! Even a porta potty will work. Just something...

Any ladies with me?

not limited to just females... everyone deserves a place to go to the bathroom and not feel like an animal

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Definately will sign but my only issue with it is bathrooms. As a woman that's a necessity! Even a porta potty will work. Just something...

Any ladies with me?

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not limited to just females... everyone deserves a place to go to the bathroom and not feel like an animal

That's a very good point! So we need to add a bathroom clause to this!

Guzinta's Comment
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Signed

Spider-Man's Comment
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Signed but it'll never happen

Michael H.'s Comment
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I am not yet a truck driver, however I signed because in reality the issue of fatigued truckers affects everyone on the road.

Mike

DSTURBD's Comment
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Signed...with enthusiasm!

DSTURBD

Diesel Only's Comment
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Signed.

Not all truck stops have bathrooms ..?? 0_o

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