Truck Parking Shortage – Walmart Distribution 1

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Truck Parking Special Report- Real Women in Trucking

Truck Parking Shortage – Walmart Distribution 1

Desiree Wood of Real Women in Trucking creates a video to show in real time some of the problems and issues drivers are faced with regarding the truck parking shortage. Walmart is a prime example. there are many more.

Truck Parking Nationwide is in critical shortage. The Walmart Distribution Centers have been named #1 WORST by Truck Drivers ,This video is an example of why they got this title.

Shippers and Receivers that do not allow truck drivers to park on their property regardless of their strict appointment scheduling, their detention of the drivers and federal hours of service (HOS) violation to the drivers Click Here for PDF

Truck Parking Special Report

Truck Parking Survey

Walmart Crash, Hours of Service and Truck Parking

Department of Transportation – Federal Highway Administration

Truck Parking

Truck parking shortages are a national safety concern. An inadequate supply of truck parking spaces can result in two negative consequences. First, tired truck drivers may continue to drive because they have difficulty finding a place to park for rest. Second, truck drivers may choose to park at unsafe locations, such as on the shoulder of the road, exit ramps, or vacant lots, if they are unable to locate official, available parking. Numerous public, private, academic and non-profit studies have been completed on the adequacy of truck parking, and these studies have some common findings including an expected growth in truck activity, severe shortages of parking for trucks, lack of information on truck parking opportunities, and challenges due to limited delivery windows and specific rest requirements.  Read more Truck Parking

MAP-21 Truck Parking

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century law (MAP-21; P.L. 112-141) (MAP-21) established eligibility for truck parking funding under different programs placed focus on truck parking analysis and measurement under Jason’s Law. The activities previously eligible for funding under SAFETEA-LU programs became eligible for funds under the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP), the Surface Transportation Program, and the Highway Safety Improvement Program. This re-alignment provides increased opportunity and flexibility to fund truck parking projects.

The large-scale, ITS-based truck parking projects funded through the SAFETEA-LU are also being considered for inclusion in the “Smart Roadside Initiative” (SRI) prototype application project, jointly sponsored by FHWA and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The SRI prototype will be able to interface with these systems to make information available very efficiently to truck drivers in need of rest in order to maintain compliance with their HOS requirements. The SRI prototype is currently in the system design phase.

In MAP-21, “Jason’s Law” was established to provide a “national priority on addressing the shortage of long-term parking for commercial motor vehicles on the National Highway System (NHS) to improve the safety of motorized and non-motorized users and for commercial motor vehicle operators.” Specifically, Jason’s Law requires the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a survey and comparative assessment in consultation with relevant State motor carrier representatives to:

  1. Evaluate the capability of [each] State to provide adequate parking and rest facilities for commercial motor vehicles engaged in interstate transportation;
  2. Assess the volume of commercial motor vehicle traffic in [each] State; and
  3. Develop a system of metrics to measure the adequacy of commercial motor vehicle parking facilities in [each] State.  read more Jasons Law- Map21

Related:  FAST ACT  On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94) into law—the first federal law in over a decade to provide long-term funding certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investment. The FAST Act authorizes $305 billion over fiscal years 2016 through 2020 for highway, highway and motor vehicle safety, public transportation, motor carrier safety, hazardous materials safety, rail, and research, technology, and statistics programs.