Looking for a way to improve safety for truckers and other motorists on our nation’s highways, Illinois Congressman Mike Bost of Murphysboro has introduced the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act.
The act would address what he calls a critical shortage in available parking for semis and large commercial trucks.
Bost says the lack of safe parking interferes with operators’ ability to take necessary rest periods to avoid driver fatigue, which compromises highway user safety.
The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act would establish a set-aside source of funding from existing U.S. Department of Transportation funding to create more parking spots. Bost says this bill has bipartisan support.