Over-the-road truck drivers face many challenges. One of these challenges is finding a parking spot. Sometimes all the driver needs is a quick place to stop and other times the driver needs a location that allows overnight or extended parking.
Drivers use a number of methods to find parking to include:
One of the best resources available on the market is the book entitled, "The Ultimate Truck Parking Guide". Drivers can purchase the book online or click here to find a location that sells the book. The driver who purchases this book will not be disappointed. There are so many truck parking locations listed, a driver will wonder how he/she got along without it.
- Billboards (better than nothing, but not all establishments use them)
Fuel Directories (provided by the company they drive for)
GPS systems (generally do not indicate truck parking unless it is a fuel stop)
- Highway ramps (not recommended unless you like paying tickets)
- Calling a veteran trucker friend (let your friend do all the work)
- Park at Company Terminal/Service Center (nice if you are close to one)
Truck Stop books (Paperback books).
Article written by: LeRoy Clemmer