January 31, 2023 9:08 AM | John Rigney (Administrator)

Legislation that would dedicate funds to expand truckers’ access to parking nationwide was recently introduced in the House of Representatives.

The Safer Highways and Increased Performance for Interstate Trucking, or SHIP IT, Act, introduced by Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and Jim Costa (D-Calif.), would approve nearly $800 million through fiscal 2026 for parking projects connected to commercial vehicle operations.

“It is the sense of Congress that it should be a national priority to address the shortage of parking for commercial motor vehicles on the federal-aid highway system to improve highway safety,” according to the measure, which also aims to promote safety and enhance capacity along freight corridors. Its committee consideration has yet to be scheduled.

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