According to today's USDA Grain Transportation Report, a new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) handbook gives States detailed procedures on how to assess demand for truck parking and boost their parking capacity. Truck packing shortages have been a national concern for some time and affect the safety of commercial motor vehicle drivers, as well as the efficiency of U.S. supply chains.
Intended for use by private industry and local planning groups, the 80-page Truck Parking Development Handbookdescribes what determines parking demand and how to integrate truck parking where it is most needed.
The publication also advises on how to conduct benefit-cost and economic-impact analyses of truck parking projects and how to develop such projects.
To compose the handbook, FHWA worked in concert with the National Coalition of Truck Parking (NCTP), a group of stakeholders assembled by the agency.
NCTP members hail from the public sector, transportation organizations, the freight industry, and other groups.
Read the full report here.