OOIDA supports efforts to expand and improve truck parking spaces, both public and private. Parking is a critical safety issue on the highway, both in terms of ensuring truckers have access to places where they can rest, but also to ensure that these places are safe for truckers.
We are currently working with the FHWA Freight Office as they work to implement Jason's Law from the MAP-21 Highway Bill. This year, OOIDA is participating in a series of industry meetings hosted by FHWA aimed at solving the the truck parking problem.
OOIDA believes the following ideas have potential as future solutions. We encourage you to use these ideas, as well as your own, as you discuss the truck parking shortage around the country.