Rodier, Caroline J. and Susan A. Shaheen (2007) Commercial Vehicle Parking In California: Exploratory Evaluation of the Problem and Possible Technology-Based Solutions. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-07-36
This report begins with a literature review of the commercial vehicle truck parking problems in California and the U.S. including the distribution and frequency of current and expected truck parking shortages and illegal parking, available evidence on truck drivers' parking preferences, and a description and evaluation of current and future approaches to the truck parking problem. The results of this literature review indicated that the provision of parking information-related services may be a promising near-term solution to the truck parking problem. As a result, the authors worked with researchers at the University of California, Davis to include questions related to truck parking information services in a statewide survey of truckers conducted for the California Air Resources Board. The results indicated that almost 70 percent of the truckers surveyed would use up-to-the-minute information about parking areas and spaces when planning their next rest. Among these respondents, most indicated that road signs, mobile phones, and radio were their preferred method of accessing this information, and almost half indicated that they would reserve a parking spot in advance, most preferably, by mobile phone.