October 25. 2017 | TPIMS Receives a $6.2 Million Boost in Federal Aid

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded the MAASTO Regional Truck Parking Information Management System (TPIMS) team an additional $6.2 million in funding over its original $25 million grant. TPIMS project manager, Davonna Moore, stressed that this extra funding is an acknowledgement by the federal government that truck parking is an important issue that needs addressing. [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments

September 8. 2017 | Truck Parking Information Management System Showcased at ITS World Congress in Canada

Project Manager Davonna Moore will highlight MAASTO Regional TPIMS progress and its potential safety and efficiency benefits for North America’s freight network at a Nov. 1 presentation at the ITS World Congress. The presentation by Moore, Assistant Bureau Chief of Transportation for the Kansas Dept. of Transportation, will detail how TPIMS will help commercial freight [...]

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June 22. 2017 | Article in ITS International Magazine Highlights TPIMS

“Legislation limits truck drivers’ hours with the result that they are often caught in a situation where they need to stop either for a break or an overnight rest. But as truck parking is in short supply, truck drivers spend an average of 56 minutes a day searching for available spaces and are often faced [...]

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April 11. 2017 | Potential Urban Truck Parking Solution Highlighted by TPIMS Partner

A white paper from the Mid-America Freight Coalition (MAFC), one of the TPIMS partners, highlights ways to identify and evaluate vacant urban land parcels for potential reuse as truck parking areas. Currently, demand for truck parking spaces in urban areas far exceeds available supply. Read the MAFC white paper here.

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March 27. 2017 | TPIMS Highlight at National Conferences

Collin Castle, PE, of the Michigan Department of Transportations, a TPIMS partner, will present TPIMS: Building a Successful Pathway to Multi-State Collaboration at the annual meeting of the Great Lakes District of the Institute of Transportation Engineers. More information about the April 19-20 conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan, can be found here. Members of the [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|News|0 Comments