The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research center, recently surveyed more than 2,000 motor carriers and commercial drivers and found that truck parking is one of the industry’s top five most urgent needs. If you’re a trucker or motor carrier, this isn’t news to you. Lack of safe and secure truck parking is a continual challenge for you. Without access to safe and secure parking, you may end up parking in unsafe locations, which threatens your personal safety and the safety of your cargo, or you may violate HOS rules when you can’t find parking.
To help address this huge need, Trucker Tools is excited to be partnering with SecūrSpace. SecūrSpace’s virtual marketplace connects property owners who have available parking and storage space with businesses like yours that need reserved, overnight and long-term parking for trucks.
Based in Charlotte, N.C.,SecūrSpace offers over 1,000 locations for overnight and long-term truck parking across the United States, including in cities like Los Angeles, Savannah, Ga., Charleston, S.C. and Atlanta. With SecūrSpace, you can search, reserve and pay for overnight or long-term truck parking quickly and easily any time of the day or night. Parking offered through SecūrSpace is safe and secure, so you don’t have to worry about your safety and that of your cargo. The company continues to expand its parking options for truckers and specifically seeks out parking locations that can offer on-site access to restrooms, food and other amenities.
The integration between Trucker Tools and SecūrSpace gives users of Trucker Tools’ driver app the ability to search, reserve and pay for overnight and/or long-term truck parking directly in the driver app. You don’t need to open a web browser or another mobile app to book a parking space — you can do it right from within the Trucker Tools driver app. Search for available parking by location, dates, number of spaces needed, the type of parking space you need (for truck only, truck and trailer, etc.) and amenities. Each SecūrSpace parking option that you see listed in our driver app includes the cost for parking at that location, a map showing where the parking is located, information about on-site amenities, details on access and security features, and photos.
The Trucker Tools driver app includes 17+ other tools and features that help you reduce expenses and maximize drive time on the road. Our free driver app is a comprehensive, all-in-one tool designed to give you the most up to date information on everything from the current price of diesel at the next truck stop to the address of the nearest DOT office. Trucker Tools’ driver app provides you with real-time info on Wal-Mart locations, rest areas, truck stops, fuel prices, trip planning, weigh scales, nearby hospitals and more.
The Trucker Tools driver app also includes a digital freight marketplace with real-time information on available loads with brokers. You can search our digital freight marketplace by dates and lanes and filter results by type of freight, broker name, distance to a reload and other factors. You don’t have to wait for a broker’s office to open or for someone to return your call. Simply open the app and start searching for loads. All of the information on the loads you see in our digital freight marketplace is pulled directly from brokers’ transportation management systems, which ensures that load information is current and accurate. Once you’ve found a load that you’re interested in, you can submit a quote to the broker directly in the app.
With Book-It-Now loads, you can book the load immediately in the app without picking up the phone or sending an email to a broker. The entire process is automated for you and the broker, which saves you both time. When you book a Book-It-Now load in Trucker Tools’ driver app, the appointment is automatically scheduled in the broker’s TMS. You receive an automated email confirmation that includes the load details and suggestions for future loads. Instead of spending an hour or two on finding and booking that load, you can do it in a few minutes. Please note that brokers must add you to their network in order for you to view and/or book their open loads in Trucker Tools’ driver app.
If you’re interested in learning more about SecūrSpace, visit https://secur.space.
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