National Coalition on Truck Parking
Created by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to address well documented shortage of truck parking across the nation. The group conducted its first meeting in November of 2015. Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) was named to the Coalition and is advocating solutions to unique parking shortage issues confronting its members as a result of lack of adequate space for oversize loads and restricted permit provisions including hours of service.
Along with SC&RA, additional members of the Coalition include: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), the National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO) and Hope Rivenburg, the widow of Jason Rivenburg, a driver killed while parked in the lot of a shuttered gas station in 2009 and which led to the successful 2012 federal legislation “Jason’s Law” to provide funding for rest area truck parking, surveys and efforts to correct the problem.