Is Anyone Doing Anything About The Shortage Of Truck Parking?

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Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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On a more serious note, the issue is getting attention... I recently saw a segment on the morning news about the lack of truck parking and what can or should be done about it. It was on our local Fox morning show, I'll see if I can't find a link to post here.

James J.'s Comment
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Expand the parking at the weight stations, there sure is enough of those...lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Vendingdude's Comment
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I know you don't get rich in trucking but honestly $5-10 a night isn't that much compared to how much you make that week. yeah it adds up but you're still making a decent living.

So if five days a week you're shutting down an hour early just to look for and eventually find parking, you've lost five hours of paid work that week. At an average mph * avg cents/mile that can be $100 lost income. Compare that with paying 5 or 10 dollars at a parking lot, you could actually make more money by paying for parking. Of course, that would depend on your timing and the location and capacity of said parking lots....

Errol V.'s Comment
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Dave, what you missed out on is that trucking is a 24 hour a day operation. You're right, most truckers try to snuggle in around 5-6pm.

But a simple adjustment to your own schedule, so that you start your day in the wee hours (3-4 am), you'll be calling it a day around 2pm, and you'll get your pick of the whole parking lot. This schedule will have little effect on your appointments.

Jrod's Comment
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The best suggestion I have to avoid parking troubles is to drive at night.

The night drivers never seem to have the parking issues that day drivers do.

Jamie's Comment
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The best suggestion I have to avoid parking troubles is to drive at night.

The night drivers never seem to have the parking issues that day drivers do.

That's why I love to drive at night, always get the best parking spots when it's time to shutdown. But I switch my shifts around like crazy to make appointment times, and what's best for that load. So I don't always get to night drive.

PackRat's Comment
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Much depends on where a driver is located.

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