CHICAGO — TruckPark has launched a mobile-accessible truck parking app in the United States that the company says enables drivers to reserve overnight parking.
Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Anthony Petitte said TruckPark is a Chicago-based company committed to improving the truck driving experience using technology to overcome the problem of finding safe and secure parking.
Finding an available parking spot has become increasingly difficult for commercial truck drivers. There are about 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the U.S., according to the American Trucking Associations, but fewer than 400,000 available parking spots.
“When drivers get near their limit for the day, they need to find available parking right away,” Petitte said. “Too often, drivers waste valuable time searching for a place to park. We are introducing a technology solution to enable them to quickly and easily overcome this persistent problem.”
“We are helping address a national issue,” said Joshua Walls, chief operating officer and co-founder of TruckPark. “More than 90 percent of drivers experience problems finding safe parking at night. And those drivers spend an average of 54 minutes daily searching for parking. The TruckPark app will not only help them find a secure parking spot, but also enable them to reserve the space so it is still available to them when they arrive.”
The TruckPark app is free to download and is now available in both the Apple and Android app stores.
Walls said the TruckPark app will help increase safety and security for truck drivers, who will occasionally park on the side of the highway or at an unsecured lot when they cannot find suitable parking.
“More than 85 percent of truck cargo theft happens in unsecured areas,” Walls said. “Each parking lot TruckPark partners with is vetted for security.”
TruckPark is partnering with an increasing number of parking facilities along or near major highways throughout the U.S., beginning with areas known for hard-to-find parking.
Initially, TruckPark is announcing eight locations in the Chicago area and will announce in rapid succession parking facilities in other areas of the country, Wall said.
“TruckPark Inc. is a values-based company driven by the mission to empower truck drivers while providing a safe and unmatched experience,” Petitte said. “We will revolutionize the trucking industry by providing drivers with an easy and reliable app to find safe, secure parking, and an opportunity for private lot owners to maximize their revenues.”
For more information, visit www.truckpark.com.
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