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Solutions to improve and increase truck parking

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Aubrey Allen Smith

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It’s been over 7 years since the focus of Americas truck parking shortage took center stage when New York truck driver Jason Rivenburg was murdered as he parked in an abandoned gas station. His widow, Hope Rivenburg,brought the truck parking crisis to the forefront, lobbying for the bill “Jason’s Law” ,which was eventually included in MAP-21.

The National Coalition on Truck Parking was created by the U.S. DOT's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to address the shortage of truck parking across the nation. From Jasons Law, to Map 21, to the National Truck Parking Coalition, many drivers are still struggling to find adequate truck parking.

The question is: “ What are the solutions to improve and increase truck parking.”

Tonight our guest is Nicole Katsikides, Deputy Director for the Maryland State Highway Administration Office of Planning and Preliminary Engineering.  Nicole did much of the analytical work for the Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey report, which led to the National Coalition for Truck Parking.

Also with us is Desiree Wood of Real Women in Trucking, who has worked side by side with Hope Rivenburg from the beginning of Jasons Law, to the 1st truck parking survey, and continues to be a voice at the Truck Parking Coalition meetings.

Join us as we dicuss how drivers can help in this issue such as contacting the State MPO's as well as in many other ways.

Call in number 347-826-9170

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