SC&RA Joins 14 Associations in Advocating for Safer Truck Parking

- SC&RA joined 14 other associations this week to advocate for the most pressing issues in trucking: safe parking. In a letter to Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure dated June 15, several trucking organizations asked the Committee to take bold action to address the nation’s truck parking crisis. As the Committee prepares to markup H.R. 2, the INVEST in America Act, the signees are urging them to include H.R. 6104’s funding levels as part of the INVEST in America Act during markup. This legislation provides the funding levels and multiple-year authorization necessary to begin resolving this growing safety problem, which affects all highway users.
In 2015, the Federal Highway Administration’s Jason’s Law Survey recognized the nation’s lack of truck parking had become a serious highway safety concern for motor carriers and the driving public.
More than 75 percent of truck drivers regularly experience problems finding a safe parking location when they need rest, with 90 percent struggling to find parking during night hours when demand is highest. At a time when truckers have put their well-being on the line to keep our country healthy, safe, and productive during the coronavirus emergency, the group believes Congress must take action to improve one of the most serious concerns facing motor carriers of all sizes. Read the letter here. For more information on this effort, contact Steven Todd.

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