MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — An app for professional drivers now allows them to see how many parking spots are available at truck stops and rest areas across the US and Canada.
The Trucker Path app, used by more than 240,000 people, allows drivers to share information about parking spot availability wherever they are.
“By using the Trucker Path app, truckers can not only locate parking in their vicinity, but also determine, in many cases, whether those parking spaces are available,” said Ivan Tsybaev, CEO of Trucker Path. “Finding parking will become far less stressful for drivers since they will be able to find opportunities faster and easier using Trucker Path’s unique crowd-sourcing capabilities.”
The standard app is free on Android and iOS-based devices. It allows drivers to plan trips and routes and check information about truck-friendly points of interest along the way, including hotels and motels, weigh stations, truck stops, truck washes, restaurants and rest areas.
Drivers can comment on and rate the locations. The Trucker Path community verifies comments to ensure accuracy.
Now they can also check parking spot availability in near real-time.
“The app’s new parking feature will save truckers and trucking companies a tremendous amount of time, money, and inconvenience,” Tsybaev said. “Our goal is to make truckers’ lives easier with technology, and this truck parking load status feature is a another step towards that.”