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FHWA to Hold Truck Parking Webinar

January 10, 2017
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On January 18, 1 – 2:30 p.m. ET, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration will hold a webinar on “Truck Parking Issues and Initiatives” as part of its monthly Talking Freight professional development webinar series.  Register for the free webinar here.

Truck parking is one of the biggest issues currently facing the trucking industry.  The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released its most recent “Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry” survey in October 2016, and found that truck parking availability ranks as the 4th highest (or depending how one wants to interpret the results, 3rd highest) priority issue within the industry.  To address the issue, both the trucking industry itself and public sector governments are taking steps to find ways to improve truck parking availability.  FHWA examined truck parking issues as part of its Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey released in 2015, and in response to the survey’s results created the National Coalition on Truck Parking, a working group of public and private sector stakeholders committed to addressing truck parking needs.  Various state Departments of Transportation are also taking steps to address truck parking needs in their states.  With truck volumes continuing to grow as consumer and business product demand increases, addressing truck parking issues will remain a critical need for trucking industry-focused public and private sector stakeholders.

This webinar will feature discussion about truck parking needs from the trucking industry’s point of view and truck parking initiatives both the industry and government agencies are undertaking to address this critical need.

Topics and Presenters

National Coalition on Truck Parking Overview:

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the National Coalition on Truck Parking’s structure and activities since it was formed in late 2015.

SPEAKER: Jeff Purdy, FHWA Freight Office

ATRI Truck Parking Case Study Overview:

This presentation will examine the findings of the recently-completed, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) Case Study research, in which various truck drivers kept diaries over a two week period to document the challenges they had in finding truck parking.

SPEAKER: Dan Murray, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), Vice-President


Truck Driver Perspective on Truck Parking Challenges:

This presentation will discuss truck parking needs directly from a truck driver perspective, enabling freight transportation stakeholders to gain a greater appreciation of the challenges many truck drivers face on a regular basis.

SPEAKER: Kenny Lowry, Walmart Transportation and American Trucking Associations’ America’s Road Team Captain


Washington State DOT 2016 Truck Parking Study:

This presentation will review the findings of Washington State DOT’s draft 2016 Truck Parking Study, including the truck parking survey and other research used to develop the study.

SPEAKER: Matthew Pahs, Washington State Department of Transportation


Missouri DOT Low-Cost Truck Parking Solutions:

This presentation will talk about the Missouri DOT’s initiative to find low-cost ways to provide additional truck parking within the state utilizing existing infrastructure and resources.

SPEAKER: Cheryl Ball, Missouri Department of Transportation