Have Trouble Finding Safe Truck Parking? Tell The DOT!

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is asking for truckers to complete a survey about truck parking. It is looking to find out where and when drivers are having trouble finding safe and reliable truck parking. If you’ve ever had a problem finding parking, this is your chance to let the Department of Transportation know!

In 2015, the FHWA completed a survey required by the MAP-21 transportation bill concerning Jason’s Law. Jason’s Law was named after Jason Rivenburg, a trucker who – like many others – parked somewhere unsafe because he couldn’t find any safe place to park. It was in that abandoned gas station parking lot that he was shot twice in the head, killed for the $7 he carried at the time.

The story spurred discussion over safe parking, and Jason’s Law was born. Now the FHWA must conduct periodic surveys to gather information which will be used to help improve the truck parking situation nationwide.

According to the FHWA, the new survey will evaluate how states are doing at providing truck parking and rest facilities for interstate truckers. The survey should take between five and seven minutes to complete.

You can fill out the survey here.

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