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Virginia lawmaker raises alarm about truck parking problem


A Virginia delegate believes that the ELD Mandate is to blame for a serious safety issue after he spotted numerous truck drivers with nowhere to park lined up on the shoulders and onramps of the interstate.

Chris Hurst, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, took to Twitter this week to draw attention to a serious truck parking issue in Ironto. He wrote: “This. Is. Crazy. Each night after sundown, trucks are lined as far as the eye can see at rest stops along Interstate 81. I took these pics as I was driving home tonight. We’ve got to fix this.” Hurst also included several photos of the trucks lined up along the interstate.

Virginia lawmaker raises alarm about truck parking problem

Hurst went on to clarify that he is looking for a trucker friendly solution to the problem.

Hurst also pointed to the new ELD Mandate as a cause for the truck parking problem.

Hurst told WSLS that he doesn’t have any immediate solutions for the truck parking problem but that he is willing to listen to truck drivers who have ideas.


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