CHICAGO - TruckPark today launched a mobile-accessible truck parking app in the United States that enables drivers to reserve overnight parking. TruckPark is a Chicago-based company committed to improving the truck driving experience using technology to overcome the problem of finding safe and secure parking.
Finding an available parking spot has become increasingly difficult for commercial truck drivers. There are about 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the U.S., according to the American Trucking Association, but fewer than 400,000 available parking spots. Safety regulations now require drivers to use electronic logging devices (ELDs) and limit their driving to 11 hours per day.
“When drivers get near their limit for the day, they need to find available parking right away,” says TruckPark Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Anthony Petitte. “Too often, drivers waste valuable time searching for a place to park. We are introducing a technology solution to enable them to quickly and easily overcome this persistent problem.”
“We are helping address a national issue,” adds Joshua Walls, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of TruckPark. “More than 90 percent of drivers experience problems finding safe parking at night. And those drivers spend an average of 54 minutes daily searching for parking. The TruckPark app will not only help them find a secure parking spot, but also enable them to reserve the space so it is still available to them when they arrive.”
The TruckPark app is free to download and is now available in both the Apple and Android app stores.
The TruckPark app will help increase safety and security for truck drivers, who will occasionally park on the side of the highway or at an unsecured lot when they cannot find suitable parking. “More than 85 percent of truck cargo theft happens in unsecured areas,” Walls says. “Each parking lot TruckPark partners with is vetted for security.”
TruckPark is partnering with an increasing number of parking facilities along or near major highways throughout the U.S., beginning with areas known for hard-to-find parking. Today, TruckPark is announcing eight locations in the Chicago area and will announce in rapid succession parking facilities in other areas of the country.
TruckPark Inc. is a values-based company driven by the mission “to empower truck drivers while providing a safe and unmatched experience.” We will revolutionize the trucking industry by providing drivers with an easy and reliable app to find safe, secure parking, and an opportunity for private lot owners to maximize their revenues.