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Let’s take a look at the industry news from a busy November with news about truck parking, regulation enforcement, and more.

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Indiana Adds 225 Truck Parking Spots at I-65 Rest Areas – Truckers traveling in Indiana on Interstate 65 now have more than 200 new parking spaces available to them after Gov. Eric Holcomb and other officials on Oct. 24 opened a revamped Kankakee Welcome Center, which is located about 50 miles south of Gary.

Love’s Travel Stops opens truck stops in Louisiana, Missouri – Love’s Travel Stops opened new stores in Shreveport, Louisiana, and Herculaneum, Missouri, with a combined 189 truck parking spaces.

TA opens truck stop in Louisiana with casino, 50 truck parking spaces – TravelCenters of America (TA) announced that a TA Express store is now open for business in Louisiana.

Love’s opens Georgia truck stop with 79 truck parking spots – On Tuesday, Love’s Travel Stops opened a new location in West Point, Georgia, with 79 truck parking spots.

Addressing the Truck Parking Problem – There’s no question about it— there’s a lack of available truck parking nationwide and it’s a daily headache for drivers and trucking companies. And it’s a big challenge as well.

Regulations & Enforcement

Parking Initiatives Boost Highway Safety, Executive Says – Enhancing parking availability for truck drivers would improve safety on the nation’s

NHTSA Advisory Group on Underride Protection Seeks Focus – At its second meeting after a nearly six-month hiatus, members of the Advisory Committee on Underride Protection began revealing their various divergent views on the wisdom of side underride guards for heavy trucks, sending a slate of questions back to regulators about how the committee should be going about its work.

CVSA announces dates for human trafficking awareness campaigns – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) set dates for upcoming human trafficking awareness campaigns in North America.

Truckers Health

The big picture of driver wellness includes mental health – Bob Perry, a health advocate for truck drivers, said just like many carriers proactively address the health of equipment with preventative maintenance, they should do the same with driver health. That includes mental health.

Hidden mental health challenges come at a cost for trucking employers: Panel – Many mental health challenges are invisible, said Vanessa Blount, an Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) program management consultant, during a panel discussion at the annual meeting of the Fleet Safety Council. And that can lead managers to misinterpret the true reasons for performance issues like tardiness, irritability, and absenteeism.


Work progresses on widening Ontario’s Highway 17 between Renfrew and Arnprior – Ontario has completed the first phase of work to widen Highway 17 from two to four lanes between the towns of Renfrew and Arnprior, with the opening of a new interchange at Calabogie Road in Renfrew County.

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