Lack of nationalization of parking data can confuse drivers
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) on Monday released a study on how truck drivers currently use truck parking availability systems, and their views on how truck parking information is disseminated. .
The research is based on a survey of over 1,100 truck drivers and crosses results from all industries, age groups, experience levels and gender.
The research was conceptualized by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC), which recognized that the many truck parking information systems developed by public sector agencies are often based on technologies and distribution channels. disparate information.
Research recognizes that truck parking information systems are managed at the facility level, but corroborates that long-distance interstate drivers are the preferred users of the system, and that system designs and approaches are not. should not differ significantly from state to state.
The RAC felt that the lack of national standardization can create confusion and distrust of these potentially invaluable systems.
“This new research into driver issues and preferences for truck parking information systems is, hopefully, a first step in the development of a national driver-centric, standards-based system. clear approaches, ”said Bill Hambrick, professional driver for Werner Enterprises and an America’s Road. Team captain.