ATRI announces new app to help truckers find parking
Posted May 20, 2016
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) announced its involvement in a new trucking industry initiative to help professional drivers find available truck parking.
Beginning in late summer, truck drivers who need to stop, park, and rest will be able to use a free mobile app called Park My Truck to locate important truck parking information and find available spaces. The app is being developed by the Truck Parking Leadership Initiative, of which ATRI is a key member along with the National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO) Foundation, and the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
The Truck Parking Leadership Initiative was developed based on feedback from professional drivers, motor carriers, and truck stop operators who are very familiar with truck parking availability as a critical need. Park My Truck allows any parking provider — whether public or private — to report their parking availability for free through this app; it doesn’t require any special technology except internet access.
The groups encouraged all parking providers — including truck stops and travel centers, state DOT rest areas, and others — to participate in the initiative by providing information and reporting the number of spaces available in their lots.
Administered by the NATSO Foundation, Park My Truck will be accessible by internet or through smartphone apps by all professional drivers, trucking fleets, or other industry participants.
Truck parking providers can contact the NATSO Foundation at (703) 549-2100 or firstname.lastname@example.org to establish an account to provide truck parking availability.
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