A bill designed to facilitate access to parking around the country for commercial vehicles was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act aims to ameliorate a shortage of available parking nationwide. For years, several transportation policymakers on Capitol Hill have raised concerns about a lack of adequate parking for trucks.
“I grew up in a family trucking business and spent years driving over the road,” Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.), the bill’s sponsor and a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said March 29. “Since then, we’ve seen the need for more trucks and drivers increase significantly, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic when trucking helped to keep our economy going. However, the number of truck parking spaces hasn’t kept pace.”