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We know Atlanta has a Shortage of Tractor Trailer Parking & Truck Stop Parking, so we created
www.storemytruck.com to guarantee parking spots for drivers to park their trucks in Atlanta

15.00 a night or 125.00 a month

Trucks transported 9.7 billion tons, or 81% of the $682 billion of 2013 freight revenue, according to the American Trucking Associations. Yet there aren’t nearly enough legal, safe and well-lit parking places where truckers need them most. Meanwhile, safety regulators have increased the number of times that drivers must stop, park and rest.

The parking shortage dates back at least two decades, but it’s getting worse. There were 2.3 million registered Class 8 trucks, with a gross weight of 33,001 pounds, last year, according to the American Trucking Associations. While that number hasn’t increased in recent years, cheaper fuel is likely to change that. Shippers are already switching to trucks at a higher rate than to rail, according to a recent survey by Wolfe Research.

When truckers along The Interstate, were surveyed in spring 2012, 70% said they had tried to stop at a truck stop on the route but most are full. More than half said that happens every other day, according to the study by researchers. Another study found about 300 truck-parking spots in Georgia for the more than 10,000 trucks that passed through daily, according to the Federal Highway Association.



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“All the truck stops fill up early,” says Debora da Rocha, who is on the road for four months at a time hauling general freight. “If you don’t find a place by 4 p.m., you’re in bad shape,” she says.



There were 2.3 million trucks on U.S. roads in 2014. While that number hasn’t increased in recent years, cheaper fuel is likely to change that.
There were 2.3 million trucks on U.S. roads in 2014. While that number hasn’t increased in recent years, cheaper fuel is likely to change that. Photo: Kyle Grantham for The Wall Street Journal
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Even if you do, many truck stops are so crowded they don’t provide much respite, truckers say. Early one morning last August, Dave Della Maggiore’s truck was rammed repeatedly when a tired, angry trucker couldn’t find space at a truck stop in Clines Corners, N.M. The trucker was trying to squeeze in beside him and did about $8,000 of damage, says Mr. Della Maggiore, who hauls freight for D&D Transportation in Gooding, Idaho.

When sleepy truckers can’t find a legal place to stop, many of them either push on or park illegally in secluded areas behind grocery stores, the corners of shopping malls or freeway ramps and shoulders. That’s a common sight if you look for it, says Andrew J. Warcaba, a Dixon, Ill.-based management consultant who redevelops commercial rest areas on toll roads.

Government transportation officials have studied the issue for more than two decades. Every few years, “they do reports and then put them on the shelf,” says Lisa Mullings, chief executive of the National Association of Truck Stop Operators.

Trucking is a competitive, thin-margin industry with lots of stakeholders—shippers, trucking companies, developers and transportation and safety officials. But there’s no single entity responsible for truck-parking facilities, according to a study by the National Academies’ Transportation Research Board more than a decade ago.

Meanwhile, safety regulators are requiring truckers to rest more frequently so they won’t fall asleep at the wheel. By law, they must stop at least once every eight hours of driving and quit for the equivalent of a night after a total of 11 hours. “It’s a huge added stress to a driver who is trying to focus on operating safely,” says Ryan Bowley, government-affairs director for the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association.

The parking shortage is also a safety hazard for regular motorists. Parking on freeway ramps is usually illegal, but many police officers don’t like to ticket truckers, forcing them to drive when they’re sleepy.

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