Federal and Pennsylvania officials turn their attention to building more parking for tired truckers

Truckers name Pennsylvania one of the five states hardest to find a parking place

WASHINGTON — As federal transportation officials mark the second anniversary of their plan to reduce deaths and serious injuries in crashes on U.S. highways, increased attention is being focused on a long-standing safety problem: A lack of places for truckers to park their rigs after a long day on the road.

“Truck parking has a lot of people’s attention,” said Zach Cahalan, executive director of the Truck Safety Coalition in Washington, D.C. “It’s not a lack of awareness or understanding. It’s the funding, it’s the details, it’s the execution. It’s encouraging to see people motivated to address this safety issue.” 

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