Michigan is testing parking sensing technology to let drivers know where parking is available on their routes, before they run out of Hours-of-Service. We applaud this technology and hope it is adopted throughout the country. In addition, we look forward to the day when technology will not only tell drivers where spaces are available but what kind – that is, whether the space has electrical hookups like Shorepower.
“It’s a vicious cycle. Truck drivers face federally mandated rest breaks, but they have a tough time finding adequate parking. Due to the uncertainty of where and when to park, many drivers end up parking illegally – along highway shoulders or in parking lots or gas stations not designated for them. And that could put them in dangerous situations.”
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