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They want our votes, but do they hear our voices?

May 29, 2018 Elizabeth Bate

It’s that time of year again – campaign season. Whether it’s provincial, federal, municipal, U.S. or various by-elections it seems that one way or another there’s always an election on somewhere, and as the weather heats up, so does the canvassing and the phone calls.

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Nearly half of drivers report exceeding HoS to find parking

April 23, 2018 by elizabeth

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — There’s no doubt about it – North America has a truck parking problem. With the introduction of mandatory electronic logging devices (ELD) in the U.S. last December the issue has become critical.

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Combined Savings: LCVs vs. platooning

March 2, 2018 by Jim Park

TORONTO, Ont. — Pulling two trailers with just a single power unit is an efficient way of moving freight. It’s not quite two-for-the-price-of-one, but fuel and labor costs are lower on a per-trailer basis even if equipment acquisition and operating costs are similar.

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Ontario investments should focus on green tech, safety and parking: OTA

January 26, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – The Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) is calling on the government to offer more support for green-trucking technology and alternative fuels, increase truck parking, and promote driver safety oversight programs.

The group met with the provincial government today as part of pre-budget consultations. The Ontario budget is expected to be released this Spring ahead of a June 7 election.

The OTA says it commended the government for reinvesting carbon fees paid by the trucking industry back into the sector in the form of rebates for fuel-saving devices and natural gas and electric-powered vehicles, but stressed that low carbon programs should reflect the realities of the modern supply chain.

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Lack of parking affects driver health; survey needs respondents

January 15, 2018 by elizabeth

TORONTO, ON – A lack of truck parking in Southern Ontario is affecting driver health according to the preliminary results of a survey on the issue.

More than 1,000 drivers have responded to the survey on truck parking being conducted for the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to asses the needs of drivers, but the survey’s adminstrator Ted Harvey is hoping for 2,000 more to answer questions before the Feb. 28 deadline.

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Pilot Flying J updates parking app

December 14, 2017 by elizabeth

KNOXVILLE, TN – An updated smartphone application by Pilot Flying J will deliver real-time parking availability information to the truck stop’s customers.
The app called myPilot, developed in partnership with Sensys Networks, is being rolled out after 18 months of testing for accuracy and durability, the company says.
Thirty Flying J locations across the I-5 corridor from San Diego to Seattle, and one location in Knoxville – where the company is headquartered – will feature the sensors that collect and distribute the parking information to commercial drivers.

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Parking predictor app

December 5, 2017 by John Smith

Trucker Path is helping to more easily identify the path to available parking spots.

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ATRI looks to ID top trucking issues

August 16, 2017 by elizabeth

NASHVILLE, TN – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) officially opened its 2017 Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry Survey during the In.Sight user conference and expo.

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BC unveils parking, permitting plans

March 30, 2017 by John Smith

DELTA, BC – British Columbia has unveiled plans to build a new 150-truck parking facility on Highway 17, streamline the permitting process for over-dimensional loads, and study emerging technologies.

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IN PRINT — Signs of No Parking: B.C.’s parking dilemma

December 2, 2016 by John Smith

British Columbia’s newest truck parking area was on the verge of opening in early November. “We’re just putting in the poles for the lights,” said the project manager, referring to 40 spaces being created at Nordel Way in Delta, the result of a $2.8-million investment and some provincial land.

As helpful as that is, it barely scratches the surface of the province’s broader parking shortage. Nearby Surrey has concluded that about 1,400 trucks are parking illegally on its streets and in neighboring Langley on any given day. Commercial lots can charge about $250 per month to store a truck and trailer, but that’s if they can be found in the first place. Available spaces are often unavailable, inconvenient, or unaffordable.

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Forty new truck parking spots underway in Delta, BC

August 8, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

DELTA, BC – Construction has started on a new truck parking facility in Delta, British Columbia, to help at least 40 more commercial drivers find a place to store their vehicle in the Lower Mainland.

The site is slated to open in the fall of 2016, but site preparation on the $2.8-million project began last year.

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OOIDA checks in with provinces on parking shortage

June 20, 2016 by Dave Nesseth

GRAIN VALLEY, MO – The U.S. Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association says it’s been reaching out to Canada’s provincial ministries of transportation to gather data for its new truck parking shortage committee.

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B.C. Truck Parking Project Runs into Opposition

November 23, 2015 by sehui

SURREY, BC – There is increasing opposition to a plan to build a facility to allow hundreds of trucks to park in a part of British Columbia.

Local groups and residents are lining up against the company GG Metro Holdings, which wants to construct the facility in Surrey on nearly 80 acres on three parcels of land near 16th Avenue, according to The Vancouver Sun newspaper.

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BC Officials Need Input for Truck Parking Study

November 11, 2015 by sehui

The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is seeking feedback from trucking companies and truck drivers operating in the Lower Mainland as well as parking lot companies regarding truck parking options.

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Heading South? Deadly Routes ID’d, More $$ for Truck Parking

November 10, 2015 by sehui

NEW YORK, NY and WICHITA, KS — If you are going to be doing a little or a lot of trucking south of the border, there is bad news when it comes to traffic and your safety, while there is better news when it comes to finding places to rest your weary head.