Truck parking shortages are local, regional and national safety concerns. Concerns on safety impacts of such shortage have risen with the implementation of the federally mandated Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) in 2017, which digitally monitor truck drivers’ compliance with the Hours-of-Service regulations. In North Jersey, truck parking shortages were first identified in the North Jersey Truck Rest Stop Study, completed in 2008, and continue to be recognized as a major issue affecting the safety and efficiency of freight movement in this region.
The current work by NJTPA Freight Staff on truck parking includes:
- Augmenting the truck parking capacity work completed by NJTPA in 2018 and available under the Truck Parking Tab on the NJTPA Freight Activity Locator.
- Quantifying regional truck parking demand, including facility utilization levels.
- Articulating the key contextual issues and industry trends that could affect the demand for and supply of truck parking.
- Involving trucking and parking facility associations and operators to solicit their input on current utilization, issues and considerations, and anticipated future needs.
- Involving NJTPA’s subregions to understand their questions, issues, concerns and ideas related to truck parking.
- Assessing solutions, match solutions to identified issues, and prioritize truck parking opportunities and solutions.
North Jersey Truck Rest Stop Study Refinement (Completed in January 2010)
The purpose of the continuation of the original NJTPA Truck Rest Stop Study was to augment the intital findings, and make further recommendations with regard to providing additional parking capacity in the region, especially in those corridors with the greatest need. Continued coordination with our public and private partners (NJDOT, NYMTC, NJTA, NYSDOT, DVRPC, PennDOT, PA Turnpike Commission, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, ConnDOT) was a key component of this study effort.
NJTPA Truck Rest Stop Study Refinement Report
North Jersey Truck Rest Stop Study (Completed in January 2008)
The initial North Jersey Truck Rest Stop Study assessed the availability and adequacy of truck rest/service stops throughout the thirteen county NJTPA region. The study identified either new candidate sites or existing sites which can be expanded. Extensive stakeholder education and a public outreach program were undertaken as a part of this effort.
NJTPA Truck Rest Stop Study Phase I Report
Trii-State Regional Truck Rest Stop Initiatives (Completed)
The NJTPA North Jersey Truck Rest Stop Study was coordinated with other truck stop studies being conducted by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) and the Connecticut Department of Transportation. A final tri-state regional summary was prepared as part of the NYMTC study.
NYMTC Multi-State Truck Rest Stop Inventory and Assessment Study