ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the results of its Commercial Driver Perspectives on Truck Parking survey today.
The survey is the first in a series of technical memoranda focused on critical truck parking issues and focused on information from truck drivers about the use of private versus public rest stops, preferred locations for reserved parking, and the value of reserved truck parking. More than 1,400 surveys were collected by ATRI.
The survey found that almost half of drivers surveyed said they would refuse to pay for reserved parking, that reservation parking systems near metropolitan cities would have the highest utilities and a disconnect exists between drivers’ interest in parking reservation systems and their willingness to pay for parking reservations.
“Understanding the expectations of trucking companies and professional drivers is of critical importance to truck stop operators,” said Lisa Mullings, president and CEO of NATSO, the association representing truck stops. “ATRI’s analysis will provide important guidance to truck stops as they work to meet their customers’ operational and safety needs.”