Ontario Ministry of Transportation conducting truck parking survey

January 16, 2018

Land Line Staff


While states in the U.S. are addressing the truck parking problem, the situation north of the border is not much better. Not unlike its southern counterparts, the government of Ontario is conducting a truck parking and rest area survey for truckers.

More specifically, the parking survey looks into the current environment along Southern Ontario highways. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation hopes to glean some insight they could later use.

According to a news release, the survey asks about the shortage of parking and the hardships that this causes for drivers in terms of lost time, lost earnings, frustration and aggravation.

“We believe that commercial truck drivers know the most about parking, so we are inviting all drivers who use Southern Ontario highways to complete our survey (including drivers who are based outside Ontario),” the Ontario government said in a news release.

The survey will be available until February and is available in English and French.

The study has received support from The Ontario Trucking Association, The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada, The Owner-Operator’s Business Association of Canada, The Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada and individual truck drivers, such as Johanne Couture of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, who has provided a great deal of assistance, according to the news release. Couture is an OOIDA board member.