League Of Cities Offers Solution To Truck Parking Problem

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DaveW's Comment
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The lack of truck parking is a hot topic these days, with most solutions revolving around inducing government to allocate funding to build new parking spots. But advocates for more and safer truck parking are finding a new ally in an organization representing members who have an excess of empty parking spots that could be converted to truck use.

League of Cities offers solution to truck parking problem

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Here by me the city of Joliet used to allow bobtail parking on the weekends in the Park and Ride lot, they don't anymore unfortunately.

The local mall has bunch of empty large stores and they used to allow overnight parking there but people complained and now security usually chases them out.

Of course drivers are their own worst enemy as well, I've seen drivers throw garbage and human waste out the window and then wonder why places stop letting them park.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Banks's Comment
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I've seen that as well. The local Walmart used to allow trucks park overnight, but they destroyed the parking lot and would take up rows of parking in front of the store, making customers have to park pretty far out. The busier it got, the further out the parking went. Walmart started chasing them away.

They went to the strip mall across the street and did the same thing. Destroyed it. The strip mall has signs up prohibiting overnight parking, but it's not as heavily enforced as walmarts.

Turtle's Comment
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My first reaction was the same. Disgusting habits of drivers are the reason why they don't have parking available anymore. The industrial park where my DC is located used to allow parking along the sides of the inbound roads. Not anymore however, thanks to an insane amount of trash left behind.

The local police are now constantly patrolling to either warn or cite truckers that are parked.

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PackRat's Comment
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So another group (I've never heard of this one) does a study and finds there is a need for more truck parking. I think we've been at this for like the past forty years? It all ends the same: Kick the can down the road, and/or "NIMBY": Not In My Back Yard. Remember a year ago when truckers were hailed as the heroic saviors, as we brought the masses their toilet paper, rubber gloves, and Clorox? That lasted a couple months. Most larger urban areas treat us like vermin, especially after we made the product delivery.

As I've written before, how much of the "Stimulus" Trillions of OUR TAX DOLLARS went towards truck parking?

HINT: It was a lot less than went overseas to assist countries that harbor terrorists bent on our country's destruction.

Navypoppop's Comment
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You are so right on this subject PackRat. How many times have we heard this broken record over the years. The federal gov't., states and locals have brought this subject up many times but like always no results. Your statement of NIMBY is the correct response from probably ever local gov't across the country. Sooner or later they'll figure out that they need trucks more than their "grandstanding to the masses".

Keep up the great responses. It's always fun reading your wise and correct posts.

PackRat's Comment
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Keep up the great responses. It's always fun reading your wise and correct posts.

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Thank you Sir. This parking problem just makes me livid, so I go off on a rant.

Studies, observation groups, polls, traffic counters, data, data, data for decades....

The parking is getting worse and it just makes me lose my mind. When does the obvious problem get fixed?

GRRRRR!

Clifford A.'s Comment
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According to the National League of Cities, several cities across the country have a problem that the trucking industry may be envious of: unused, excess parking. The organization is asking cities to consider allowing truckers to park at these empty spots whenever possible. A lot of thought went into the idea.

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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According to the National League of Cities, several cities across the country have a problem that the trucking industry may be envious of: unused, excess parking. The organization is asking cities to consider allowing truckers to park at these empty spots whenever possible. A lot of thought went into the idea.

Problem is that there is ALWAYS a lot of thought..and research that goes into these ideas. Just not much effort to follow through with actually creating the parking or solving the problem. Once the millions of dollars are run through by the panel doing the study the results are always the same...we need more parking and XXXX is our idea how to get more yet there is never any follow through money to carry out the plan. The people that were paid quite well to study the issue pay each other on the back and congratulate each other for a job well done then life continues without follow through. Like Packrat says, if they'd use our tax dollars properly instead of sending millions to places like Pakistan for gender studies we might be able to get something done for a change other than more multi million dollar studies. Gender studies...WTF does that even mean?

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PackRat's Comment
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According to the National League of Cities, several cities across the country have a problem that the trucking industry may be envious of: unused, excess parking. The organization is asking cities to consider allowing truckers to park at these empty spots whenever possible. A lot of thought went into the idea.

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Problem is that there is ALWAYS a lot of thought..and research that goes into these ideas. Just not much effort to follow through with actually creating the parking or solving the problem. Once the millions of dollars are run through by the panel doing the study the results are always the same...we need more parking and XXXX is our idea how to get more yet there is never any follow through money to carry out the plan. The people that were paid quite well to study the issue pay each other on the back and congratulate each other for a job well done then life continues without follow through. Like Packrat says, if they'd use our tax dollars properly instead of sending millions to places like Pakistan for gender studies we might be able to get something done for a change other than more multi million dollar studies. Gender studies...WTF does that even mean?

BINGO!

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