With 313,000 truck parking spaces existing nationwide, according to a recent survey conducted by the Federal Highway Administration, American Trucking Associations and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association estimate there is one parking spot for every 11 drivers.
So, it’s no surprise, said Rebecca Brewster, president and chief operating officer at American Transportation Research Institute, that for the third year in a row, truck drivers surveyed through ATRI’s annual Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry analysis identified truck parking as the industry’s No. 1 issue. Nearly half of the survey’s 4,200 respondents were professional truck drivers, the highest response in the past 18 years.
“I believe that drivers recognize the power of this annual analysis for really bringing a spotlight to their big issues,” Brewster said.