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Truck Parking Study

WSDOT recently completed a Truck Parking Study in order to better understand and address truck parking-related issues in Washington state. With 64 percent of freight in Washington transported by truck, trucks are an essential component of freight supply chains and are critical to the economic competitiveness of the state. While truck freight volume is projected to further increase, a survey of the national highway system, required by the federal 2012 Jason's Law, found that Washington has severe truck parking challenges. This study identifies key industry stakeholders, factors influencing parking demand, truck parking supply and capacity, key truck parking issues and concerns, opportunities for improvements, best practices from other states, and next steps to continue truck parking efforts.

The Truck Parking Facilities Maps are now available online. The purpose of the Truck Parking Maps are to show the locations of safe places for truck drivers to take their mandatory rest breaks.

During the development of the Truck Parking Study, WSDOT surveyed individuals and companies that use short-term and overnight truck parking. WSDOT used the survey and outreach discussions to enhance understanding of truck parking needs in Washington. A summary of the survey findings and results are available below:

Contact:
Matthew Pahs
Multimodal Freight Systems Planner
pahsm@wsdot.wa.gov