MMTA Urges Governor Moore to Provide Truck Parking Funds.
January 3, 2024
In coordination with the American Trucking Associations, Truckload Carriers Association, and National Tank Truck Council, MMTA wrote Governor Moore on November 1 urging him to prioritize truck parking as an infrastructure spending priority. The letter spelled out the numerous new resources provided by the federal government, including new funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, to improve and expand truck parking facilities.
“Construction of new truck parking capacity at rest areas or adjacent to private facilities is eligible for funding, as are improvements that allow for increased parking capacity at nontraditional locations, such as weigh stations and commuter lots, when appropriate,” the letter said. The industry has been calling for greater investment in truck parking capacity, citing safety concerns that affect the entire motoring public. A U.S. Department of Transportation report found that 98% of truck drivers regularly experience problems finding safe parking, often leaving them with no other option but to park in unsafe or unauthorized locations.
A copy of the letter can be found at www.mdtrucking.org/files/ParkingLetterGovMoore.pdf.