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WASHINGTON, DC / ACCESSWIRE / March 29, 2021 / Finding a safe place to park is something most people take for granted, but it’s a daily struggle for hundreds of thousands of long-haul truckers. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association applauds the bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives that has shown they understand the challenges truckers face by introducing H.R. 2187, the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, which would dedicate federal funding for the expansion of truck parking capacity. The trucking industry has long suffered from a severe shortage of available places for truck drivers to safely park and comply with hours-of-service regulations.
U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Angie Craig (D-MN), joined by their colleagues Representatives John Garamendi (D-CA), Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Susan Wild (D-PA), and Pete Stauber (R-MN), introduced H.R. 2187, the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act. This group of members from across the political spectrum demonstrates that truck parking is not a partisan issue, but a growing highway safety concern that affects truckers and all other motorists.