One of the biggest ifs in an over the road driver’s day is “will I find a safe place to park tonight?” And that question nags at her or him every day, getting worse as the day wears on. The harsh but simple truth is that there are many more trucks on US and Canadian roads than available truck parking spots.
Some drivers park in retail store parking lots but when doing so, have been awakened to find their trucks will not move due to a clamp placed on a wheel. The driver is subsequently held for ransom to get back on the road. We have heard a fee to free the truck is often $2,000 or more. It is hardly fair when truck drivers deliver essential services. Impairing truck drivers simply raises the cost of all goods.
Staying safe is your priority. We hope these insights will help in your daily parking struggle to get safe, restful sleep and lighten your stress load.