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On Monday, a U.S. Representative and former truck driver reintroduced legislation to address a lack of safe parking areas for truckers.
On March 26, U.S. Reps. Mike Bost and Angie Craig introduced H.R.2187, known as the “the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act.”
The bill would “establish a set-aside source of funding from existing U.S. Department of Transportation funding to create more parking spots.”
The bill would build on Jason’s Law, which was passed by Congress in 2012. Jason’s Law was named after Jason Rivenburg, who was killed in an act of violent crime after he was unable to find a safe place to park his semi. In the nearly 10 years since Jason’s Law passed, it has led to federal studies, stakeholder meetings, and roundtables to examine truck parking issues.