Truck parking coalition seeks examples of good parking solutions from drivers

March 16, 2018

Tyson Fisher


Tackling the parking problem within the trucking industry, the National Coalition on Truck Parking, organized by the Federal Highway Administration, is asking truck industry stakeholders, particularly drivers, for some good examples of truck parking beyond truck stops and rest areas.

To better understand real-world solutions to the widespread truck parking issue, the National Coalition on Truck Parking wants truckers to tell them about experiences with truck parking best practices.

  • The coalition is looking for the following:
  • Examples of shippers/receivers allowing parking at their sites;
  • Creative uses of the right-of-way for low-cost parking;
  • Parking in state and metropolitan planning organization freight plans;
  • States’ parking information systems, message signs, 511 and other technologies;
  • Successful truck parking public-private partnerships; and
  • Examples of local zoning or development plans for industrial areas that include parking/staging requirements.

The coalition is open to other examples that exhibit positive parking solutions beyond the standard rest areas and truck stops.

Examples can be submitted by clicking here. Review the list of submissions here before submitting to make sure no duplicates are entered. Add details if available.

The National Coalition on Truck Parking will take submissions through Friday, March 23.


Tyson Fisher joined Land Line Magazine in March 2014. An award-winning journalist and tireless researcher, his news reports, features and blogs bring depth to our editorial content, backed with solid detail. Tyson is a lifelong Kansas Citian.