Bill Providing Federal Grants For Truck Parking Introduced In US Senate

Freight Waves reports, a bill titled “The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act” was introduced last week in the US Senate by Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ). Similar to earlier House legislation (HR 2187), the measure would approve $755 million in competitive grants for increasing truck parking spaces and improving roadside parking areas. Public-private projects are authorized under the bill.

In a news release, Senator Kelly stated, “A lack of accessible and reliable truck parking makes our roads less safe. Our bipartisan legislation will expand freight truck parking to ensure that truck drivers can safely and efficiently move the goods that support our nation’s economy and supply chains.”

The bill has the support of freight industry groups, including the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the American Trucking Associations.