Finding safe and secure overnight truck parking has been a major problem for the trucking industry for more than a decade. Truck parking is a problem that has become even more difficult in recent years, as some states have shut down rest areas to reduce their costs. According to a recent survey by the Federal Highway Administration, the states currently reporting the most severe truck parking shortages are California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. Changes to HOS regulations and increases in freight volume also have made the truck parking shortage that much worse.
Thanks to our integration partnership with Chicago-based TruckPark, you can now find, reserve and pay for overnight and long-term truck parking all across the country with the Trucker Tools driver app. Being able to reserve and pay for parking in advance with your smart phone can be a real game-changer for your trucking business. Using Trucker Tools’ new in-app parking reservation tool saves you time, helps you find on-route parking locations and ensures that you’re parking in safe and secure locations.
Trucker Tools’ In-App Parking Reservation Tool Saves You Time
If you’re like most truckers, you spend close to an hour every day searching for safe and secure parking for your truck (and trailer). That time adds up. Over the course of a year, you can lose thousands of dollars in revenue as a result. With Trucker Tools’ new in-app parking reservation feature, you can search for, reserve and pay for parking in a matter of minutes. All you need is a smart phone, Trucker Tools’ free driver app and a form of payment (credit card or Apple Pay). Instead of driving around to try to find parking at the end of a long day, you can do a quick search on your smart phone for parking, enter your credit card info and be done with it. You also can reserve parking spots up to 90 days in advance, which makes planning ahead easier.
You Can Find Parking Near Your Route with Trucker Tools
When you’re in rush hour traffic, driving even 15 miles off your route to find a parking space may take you 40 minutes or longer — and that’s time you can’t afford to lose. One of the reasons that Trucker Tools chose TruckPark as a partner is that the parking spots available through TruckPark’s network are clustered at locations where highways converge and are close to highway exits. We want to make finding parking as easy and pain-free as possible. TruckPark’s network includes 100+ parking facilities that are located all across the country — and new commercial parking lots and spaces are being added to its network all the time.
Safe, Secure Parking — At Your Fingertips
In order to join TruckPark’s network, parking lots must meet TruckPark’s security and safety standards. Most of the parking spots available through TruckPark are on independent, private lots with security cameras, good lighting, fencing, gating and 24-hour access. Most lots also feature extra wide entrances and exits, so that you can easily pull into and out of the lot. Before you reserve and pay for your parking spot, tap on the parking lot’s Description and Features tabs in the driver app to see what amenities are available on site. Available amenities may include restrooms, showers, repair facilities and more.
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To download the Trucker Tools driver app, visit https://www.truckertools.com/carriers/.