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Contact: Dan Murray
(651) 641-6162
March 31, 2015

Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) collected over 800 driver surveys on the topic of truck parking at last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Kentucky.  ATRI’s latest survey cross-references driver perceptions of truck parking availability with the viability of truck parking reservation systems and exactly how truck drivers put a “value” on truck parking availability.

This latest ATRI data collection initiative was driven by the selection of truck parking as one of the top priority research topics for 2015 by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC).  Additionally, truck parking continues to rank high in ATRI’s annual Top Industry Issues Survey; in the 2014 survey Truck Parking ranked 6th overall but among truck drivers in the survey it ranked 2nd, eclipsed only by the challenges associated with the Hours-of-Service regulations.

Drivers who were not able to attend MATS last week can still provide input on truck parking.  ATRI’s survey is now available for drivers online through its website by clicking here.  ATRI will collect driver responses on the truck parking survey through the end of April.

ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.

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