Truck parking a growing concern as America's economy heats up


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Truck parking a growing concern as America's economy heats up
Salina Journal, KS
After a hard day on the road, when he physically and legally needs a rest, trucker Michael Brown often finds it challenging to find a place to park his rig.
Especially after 7 p.m., he said, truck stop parking lots often are filled with idling 18-wheelers. Ditto for parking spaces at roadside rest areas. Sometimes he's camped along an Interstate highway exit or entrance ramp.
"They're just going to have to build more truck stops," said Brown, who was found recently taking a break in Salina at Bosselman Travel Center. For three years he's been a driver for Express, Denver, hauling meat.
Drivers required to rest
Rest breaks are mandated by federal law, which requires drivers to pull over after logging 11 hours behind the wheel and relax for 10 hours.
But pull over where? continues............................ - an online service of the Salina Journal

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