Federal Truck Parking Capacity Bill Reintroduced (NMA mentioned)

The Truck Parking Safety Act, H.R. 2187, is an update of the same act (H.R.6104) introduced to the House last year. The legislation dedicates hundreds of millions of dollars to projects that would increase truck parking capacity, rather than electronic signage and other technology solutions that do not address the core issue of the parking shortage, Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association officials said in a press release. Funding would be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants would be required to submit detailed proposals to the U.S. Department of Transportation.