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Truck Parking Under FHWA Scrutiny

January 19, 2000

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The Federal Highway Administration has proposed a survey of truck drivers to gather more information on the adequacy of truck parking facilities.

A 1996 study looked at supply, demand and shortages on the Interstate Highway System and Congress has since ordered FHWA to gather more information on the location and quantity of parking spaces at public rest areas and truck stops along the National Highway System.
FHWA's proposed study would attempt to measure truck driver parking needs and preferences through a nationwide survey of 2,000 drivers selected randomly at truckstops. Under the 1995 Paperwork Reduction Act the agency must get approval from the Office of Management and Budget before it can proceed.

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