TruckPark, a Chicago-based company, has formed a strategic partnership with logistics and transportation industry software developer Utech to help truck drivers find safe, secure parking.
Finding an available parking spot has become increasingly difficult for commercial truck drivers. There are about 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the U.S., according to the American Trucking Association, but fewer than 400,000 available parking spots.
The TruckPark app will now be accessible to more than 10,000 drivers throughout the United States via Utech’s GPSTab software and tablet. GPSTab keeps track commercial driver’s hours of service by using data from federally mandated electronic logging devices (ELD) and automatic onboard recording devices (AOBRD).
“Our partnership with Utech helps us to offer secure parking solutions for fleets and carriers,” said Anthony Petitte, TruckPark CEO. “Truckers will have access to the TruckPark app via their existing ELD platform. We’re also working with Utech on R&D on seamless updates to our technologies.”
GPSTab is an ELD that is registered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that also has dash cameras, truck diagnostics, equipment trackers, and a dispatch board.
“With ELD mandate expected to fully kick in this December, it will be essential for fleets and drivers to plan routes better,” said Yuriy Nekrasov, CEO of Utech. “With parking-space infrastructure underdeveloped at this time, ability to reserve spaces strategically can give our clients an advantage.”