How research can help the future of truck parking

Parking is the one issue almost every trucker faces, but according to a national survey, free parking needs to be expanded.

According to the Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey Results and Comparative Analysis Instance, the movement to create more paid parking via reservation systems is a less than a popular idea.

Nearly 50% of drivers surveyed said they are unwilling to pay any amount for parking, while 20% said they would only pay $1-$5 per space.

While truckers call for more free parking, the future of parking could be helped by simply knowing where truckers can park in relation to the spaces we already have, according to the University of California, Berkeley.

The university created a study with multiple designs on how parking areas in California could use technology to notify truck drivers on where to park.

“The goal is to provide drivers with parking information prior to arriving at their destination. Truck drivers can access the information about forecasted and historical parking availability via the Internet or a mobile device. Over time, forecasted parking information may be able to account for seasonal and economic variations.”






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