March 27. 2017 | ATRI Releases Studies on Truck Parking and Delivering Real-Time Info to Truckers

"The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released two truck parking studies. Conducted for the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, the new research analyzes “new approaches for identifying available truck parking capacity,” according to ATRI. The results suggest that GPS data is a successful way to monitor truck parking spaces. Also, [...]

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March 27. 2017 | The Cost of Finding Available Truck Parking

American commercial truck drivers lose the equivalent of $4,600 in wages annually just looking for adequate parking. Find out more by clicking here.

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March 27. 2017 | New Department of Transportation Statistics Released

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), released in January 2017, show that “trucks carried 62.5 percent of U.S.-NAFTA freight and continued to be the most heavily utilized mode for moving goods to and from both U.S.-NAFTA partners. Trucks accounted for $28.2 billion of the $47.8 billion of imports (59.1 percent) and $26.8 billion of the $40.2 [...]

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March 13. 2017 | Ohio Department of Transportation Releases TPIMS RFP

The Ohio Department of Transportation has released a request for proposals (RFP) for construction and maintenance of the Ohio portion of the MAASTO Truck Parking Information Management System. More information on the RFP can be found {HERE}. The attached fact sheet also provides more information about the procurement process. Key dates: March 13, 2017:     RFP [...]

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January 24. 2017 | ATRI Parking Diaries Give Voice to Driver Struggles Finding Truck Parking

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, released the results of its Truck Parking Diary. The ongoing research project enables commercial drivers to document their ongoing challenges in looking for safe, available truck parking. Participating drivers recorded their parking experiences and issues over 14 days of driving, representing more than [...]

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January 23. 2017 | Wisconsin TPIMS Receives Support from Truckers

A new system designed to monitor available rest area parking spaces for trucks and communicate that information on highway signs is operational in Wisconsin. WISC Channel 3  

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January 10. 2017 | Bureau of Transportation Statistics Releases 30-Year Freight Projections

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) have released freight projections that show that ton-miles on the U.S. transportation system will grow by about half (49 percent) in the next three decades.

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January 9. 2017 | INDOT Employee Goes National on Satellite Radio

"Rooster," an over-the-road trucker, was just one of many callers who connected with Freight Policy Analyst Donna Luley in October, when she appeared on SiriusXM Radio's Road Dog Trucking channel. Sirius Radio Interview Sirius Radio Article    

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January 6. 2017 | Iowa Public is Noticing the Demand for Truck Parking

Awareness of a truck parking system is continuing to gain traction in Iowa. A recent interview with representatives from Iowa DOT shows that both the truckers and the traveling public are beginning to take notice of the demand for truck parking on Iowa interstates. The Iowa DOT is also promoting their involvement with TPIMS on [...]

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October 10. 2016 | TPIMS Leadership Creates Awareness at Conferences throughout the Midwest

Over the past three weeks, TPIMS project team members participated at major conferences in the Midwest. On September 23rd a presentation of the "TPIMS Journey" was delivered to an audience at the ITS Midwest 2016 Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. Also, on October 4th, the "TPIMS Journey" presentation was delivered at the National Safety Rest [...]

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