Parking Study May Lead to Big Savings, Added Convenience
May 19, 2017
There are a lot of advantages to being a truck driver. The field offers great pay incentives, the opportunity to travel, and a chance to meet wonderful people all across the United States. When working with Millis Transfer, especially, there are added benefits such as new equipment and driver perks exclusive to our family of drivers.
For those considering a career in trucking or for those already in the industry, conditions are set to get even better. Thanks to the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), a not-for-profit research organization, parking options for drivers may soon expand in ways that could mean big savings and added convenience. What could be better than that?
While it is true that there are not many downsides to the trucking industry overall, parking has been a long standing challenge that forces many to preplan in order to avoid costly delays. To examine the depth of the situation and to help improve conditions, the ATRI decided to conduct a study involving commercial drivers. As part of the initiative, drivers provided details regarding any challenges they faced in finding safe, available truck parking during a 14 day time span. ATRI just recently wrapped up that study and released the results, which represented more than 4,700 parking stops.
With the findings, ATRI was able to pin point problem areas and estimate how much revenue is lost annually due to parking challenges. With the help of the study, ATRI estimates that drivers will recoup $4,600 annually as parking issues are addressed and resolved.
To help expedite solutions to the parking shortage, ATRI has provided recommendations to a number of industry stakeholders, including those in the public sector who are providers of parking at rest areas, private truck stop operators and motor carriers— all in an effort to help reduce challenges associated with transport.
The work of the ATRI brings good news that could provide added convenience and greater revenue savings once changes are implemented. When industry stakeholders work hand in hand with drivers, it is a win-win for everyone! Better parking equals less stress and higher savings, providing even more incentive to join the trucking industry today. If you’ve been considering a career in driving the open road, we’d love to hear from you. There’s no better time than now.
About Millis Transfer
Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., Millis is also a Certified Top Pay Carrier with some of the best equipment on the road. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information, please visit www.millistransfer.com, www.mtidriving.com or call 1-800-937-0880.