MAG's truck parking study evaluates the existing commercial truck parking demand in the region and the anticipated impacts of the new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) regulations. Recent changes in the hours of service (HOS) and ELD regulations have reduced the number of miles that a truck driver can drive in a day. Combined with the growth in trucking, these changes have caused truck parking demands to rise in the region.
Long haul truckers need a safe, secure place to park that is accessible from the interstates and have access to essential services. Without adequate legal truck parking locations, drivers may be forced to park along an interstate off-ramp or on a local street which may create safety problems. This study will provide recommendations to address the truck parking needs and serve as a roadmap for follow-on activities.
MAG works with ADOT, the Arizona Trucking Association, and MAG member agencies to create safe solutions for both the truck drivers and residents.