Big Rigs Truck Parking off I-70 in Colorado.

In the Fall 2017 issue of Ingenuity Magazine, Tampa Senior Transportation Engineer Bob Agrusa talks about the importance of providing more parking areas for semi-tractor trailers, or semis.

Give it A Rest discusses the impact that semi trucks have on our local economy and road safety, as well as the need for truck drivers to have access to safe destinations in order to rest between hauls. Concern for driver fatigue which can lead to crashes and fatalities on public roads and the popularity of public rest stop areas along the interstate has lead to an increase in demand for parking.

“The need for safe and appropriate spaces for overnight or general truck parking for drivers to rest is becoming more critical – nationwide,” Agrusa explains.

To read more about truck parking demand and what public agencies are doing to solve this problem click here. Read the full Fall 2017 issue of Ingenuity Magazine.