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National Coalition on Truck Parking

Trucks Parked at a travel plaza Truck Parking Source: FHWA

The Coalition was formed to respond to needs identified in a truck parking survey conducted by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as part of Section 1401, also known as “Jason’s Law,” a provision in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21; P.L. 112-141) Act, enacted on July 6, 2012. The Jason’s Law Truck Parking Survey Results and comparative Analysis (Analysis) of August 2015 documents those findings. The USDOT and its partners are committed to raising the level of dialogue, coordination, and response of the public and private sectors to this area of freight operations and safety.

The Coalition held a kickoff meeting at the USDOT in November 2015.  At this meeting, the Coalition committed to convening four meetings around the country to get input from key stakeholders on creative and innovative approaches to solve the nation's truck parking problem.

The National Coalition on Truck Parking Activity Report, 2015-2016 (Report) documents the first year of Coalition activities and synthesizes suggestions from participants to address truck parking problems across the Nation.

  • Report from the National Coalition on Truck Parking [HTML, PDF 2.2MB]

Notes and presentations from the National Coalition on Truck Parking Annual Meetings can be found below.

Annual Meeting Notes







  • September 30, 2022 Meeting Minutes – coming soon
  • September 30, 2022 Meeting Presentation [PDF 749 KB]


  • December 5, 2023 Meeting Minutes – Coming soon
  • December 5, 2023 Meeting Presentation [PDF] – Coming soon
  • December 5, 2023 Meeting Recording– Coming soon

National Coalition on Truck Parking – Working Groups

In fall 2017, the National Coalition on Truck Parking held its annual meeting to showcase cross-cutting truck parking initiatives from States and introduce the National Coalition on Truck Parking Working Groups. The purpose of the working groups is to share best practices and create products to disseminate information on truck parking issues related to priorities identified during regional meetings in 2016. The working groups are a deliverable of the National Coalition on Truck Parking.

The working groups cover the following topics:

Notes from each working group meeting, as well as products identified for development by each working group, are organized by topic below.

2019 Working Group


2017-2018 Working Groups

  • National Coalition on Truck Parking 2018 Working Groups Activity Report (HTML, PDF 1.2MB)

Parking Capacity Working Group



  • Involving Shippers/Receivers to Address Truck Parking Capacity (HTML, PDF 368KB)
  • Creative Uses of the Right-of-way and Adjacent Areas (HTML, PDF 864KB)
  • Considerations for Maintaining Low-cost Truck Parking Facilities (HTML, PDF 112KB)

Technology and Data Working Group



  • Truck Parking Availability Detection and Information Dissemination (HTML, PDF 639KB)
  • Truck Parking App Survey Results (HTML, PDF 74KB)

Funding, Finance, and Regulations Working Group



  • Emissions Reduction Grant Programs Fact Sheet (HTML, PDF 247KB)
  • Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Examples and Considerations (HTML, PDF 292KB)

State, Regional, and Local Government Coordination Working Group



  • Talking Freight Webinar, May 16, 2018
  • How to Improve Truck Parking in Your Region (HTML, PDF 220KB)
  • The Importance of Considering Truck Parking in Local Planning and Zoning (HTML, PDF 203KB)
  • Parking and Staging Requirements in Local Zoning and Planning (HTML, PDF 1.3MB)
  • Including Truck Parking in State and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Freight Plans (HTML, PDF 242KB)

Staff Contact

Amber Reimnitz

Office of Operations