ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent improvements in industry economics has put more trucks and freight on the nation's roads and highways. At the same time, government budget shortfalls have reduced the number of truck parking spaces available to truck drivers in need of staging and rest. In fact, "Truck Parking" as an industry concern appeared for the first time ever on ATRI's Top Industry Issues survey in 2012, garnering the 8th spot on the list.
Until new funding is identified for expanding truck parking capacity, the best solution is providing real-time information to truck drivers on existing parking availability. Recent research has identified the trucking industry's expectations and requirements needed of the various FHWA-sponsored "truck parking information system" tests that are being conducted throughout the U.S.
Industry stakeholders are invited to participate in a FREE webinar on December 6th to hear experts discuss the issues surrounding the truck parking shortage and innovative ways that this problem can be addressed. The webinar will feature:
- Tom Kearney, Manager, Freight Operations, Federal Highway Administration
- Dan Murray, Vice President, ATRI
- Vassilios Morellas, Program Director, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
- Dave Miller, Founder and COO of Gnosis Management and former Senior VP for Con-way, Inc.
WHAT: Truck Parking Issues & Opportunities
WHEN: Thursday, December 6th, 2012, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. CST)
HOW: Participants will need access to the internet and a telephone. For your free registration, please visit the TIMTC website at www.freightmobility.com or click here. An email with instructions for joining the webinar will be sent to all registrants.
Interested in becoming involved with TIMTC? Participation is free and provides the latest information and updates on trucking industry initiatives that improve the industry's safety and mobility. Send your contact information to TIMTC@trucking.org to receive your free membership.
The Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition (TIMTC) is jointly managed by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The TIMTC is sponsored by the U.S. DOT. Members include motor carriers, commercial drivers, law enforcement, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, transportation planners and policy makers at the local, state and federal levels.
SOURCE Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition