The National Tank Truck Carriers issued the following statement in response to the National Association of Truck Stop Operators’ new report, “Rest Area Commercialization and Truck Parking Capacity 2018.” The report updates a 2010 analysis of the relationship between commercial rest areas, which are operated by the government and located directly on the Interstate right-of-way, and total truck parking capacity.
“All it takes is a simple road trip on the interstate system to see the importance of adequate parking for the trucking industry,” said NTTC President Daniel R. Furth. “This report underscores that truck parking capacity will only get worse if rest area commercialization is allowed to expand across the country. The tank truck industry believes that the public’s interests are better served by allowing the private sector to handle interstate parking, particularly given that truck parking needs will grow as a result of the ELD mandate through better enforcement of hours-of-service regulations.”
The National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. has represented the tank truck industry before Congress and various federal agencies since its founding in 1945. NTTC’s membership is comprised of over 600 companies that specialize in bulk transportation services by cargo tank throughout North America. The tank truck industry generates roughly 6% of all truck freight revenue, but that represents about 30% of all truck freight in terms of tonnage due to the heavy nature of the liquid bulk products we handle.