TIMTC, USDOT to sponsor Webinar on The Truck Parking issues and opportunities

TIMTC, USDOT to sponsor Webinar on The Truck Parking issues and opportunities

PR Newswire

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 15, 2012

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent improvements
in industry economics has put more trucks and freight on the nation's roads
and highways. At the same time, government budget shortfalls have reduced the
number of truck parking spaces available to truck drivers in need of staging
and rest. In fact, "Truck Parking" as an industry concern appeared for the
first time ever on ATRI's Top Industry Issues survey in 2012, garnering the
8^th spot on the list.

Until new funding is identified for expanding truck parking capacity, the best
solution is providing real-time information to truck drivers on existing
parking availability. Recent research has identified the trucking industry's
expectations and requirements needed of the various FHWA-sponsored "truck
parking information system" tests that are being conducted throughout the U.S.

Industry stakeholders are invited to participate in a FREE webinar on December
6^th to hear experts discuss the issues surrounding the truck parking shortage
and innovative ways that this problem can be addressed. The webinar will
feature:

  oTom Kearney, Manager, Freight Operations, Federal Highway Administration
  oDan Murray, Vice President, ATRI
  oVassilios Morellas, Program Director, Department of Computer Science and
    Engineering, University of Minnesota
  oDave Miller, Founder and COO of Gnosis Management and former Senior VP for
    Con-way, Inc.

WHAT:Truck Parking Issues & Opportunities

WHEN:Thursday, December 6^th, 2012, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EST (1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
CST)

HOW:Participants will need access to the internet and a telephone. For your
free registration, please visit the TIMTC website at www.freightmobility.com
or click here. An email with instructions for joining the webinar will be sent
to all registrants.

Interested in becoming involved with TIMTC? Participation is free and
provides the latest information and updates on trucking industry initiatives
that improve the industry's safety and mobility. Send your contact
information to TIMTC@trucking.org to receive your free membership.

The Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition (TIMTC) is jointly
managed by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the
Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the American Association of State
Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the U.S. Department of
Transportation (U.S. DOT) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA). The
TIMTC is sponsored by the U.S. DOT. Members include motor carriers,
commercial drivers, law enforcement, technology providers, equipment
manufacturers, transportation planners and policy makers at the local, state
and federal levels.

SOURCE Trucking Industry Mobility & Technology Coalition

Contact: Katie Fender, +1-651-641-6162
 
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