Does the lack of adequate parking for trucks contribute to decreased road safety?

Does the lack of adequate parking for trucks contribute to decreased road safety?

Read what is happening in one state: The illegal truck stop that has North Jersey cops at their wit’s end,   http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2016/08/the_illegal_truck_stop_that_has_north_jersey_cops_at_their_wits_end.html

Here is an online petition started by truckers calling for a solution to a perceived truck parking problem: https://www.change.org/p/flip-the-law-fmcsa-please-direct-states-to-provide-rest-stops-for-truckers

National Coalition on Truck Parking:

What is the truth of the matter? Do we need to find a solution? Would doing so contribute to safer highways?

That’s what I would like to know.

Talkin togetherTired Trucker Roundtable

Let’s find a way to address these kind of traffic safety issues as a nation — united and intentional to protect our loved ones.

Calling for a Traffic Safety Ombudsman to oversee such a lofty but doable goal: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/384/321/600/end-preventable-crash-fatalities-appoint-a-national-traffic-safety-ombudsman/

One thought on “Does the lack of adequate parking for trucks contribute to decreased road safety?

  1. http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2016/08/the_illegal_truck_stop_that_has_north_jersey_cops_at_their_wits_end.html

    Mr. Pinto, thanks for the article. For your next article please consider the following:

    1. Truckers as independent contractors
    2. Could truckers use “harbor pilots” to traverse congested areas?
    3. Is there a market for a broker to match drivers to trucks?
    4. What are the hidden costs and what are the hidden benefits associated with changes to road or changes to drivers?

    1. For whatever reason, companies are switching from truckers as employees to the practice of hiring “independent” truckers on contract. Perhaps a diligent report can explain the social phenomenon of “self employed” truckers. Who benefits? Who pays? What are the externalization of “independent truckers”?

    2. Ships use pilots to navigate the ship in harbors. Is there a market for freeway “pilots” to drive trucks through congested areas? Pilots would be scheduled for three hours out and three hours back from a home base. An eight hour day. Two or three different pilots could drive for the independent so the independent could log his “off time” and his tractor would still be generating revenue in moving a trailer..

    3. Can freeway pilots be scheduled by third party brokers?

    4. What are the externalities of trucking? Do the methods of Executive Order 12866 apply? Do the methods of OMB/OIRA studies apply?

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