Secure Trailer Lots, Inc. is excited to announce that after fifteen years of offering yearly leases for commercial truck parking, STL starting today will offer overnight and monthly parking for commercial trucks.
“All you have to do is ask drivers that are reserving space at our Houston location where there is overnight parking in Houston and they respond, “there is none!” says Doug Chappelear.
There is no question why Houston is recognized by the transportation industry as a “Truck Parking Crisis” zone. The Texas DOT reported in the Truck Parking Inventory and Utilization Memo released February of 2020 that the I-10 corridor provides 5,772 truck parking spaces with a total daily demand of 9,860 truck parking spaces needed, leaving a gap of over 4,000 truck parking spaces.
Chappelear who owns Secure Trailer Lots says the federal governments change to hours a driver can be behind the wheel and mandatory rest breaks has caused unexpected stress of drivers searching for safe parking in high-density metropolitan areas of the country, particularly Texas. Chappelear adds, without safe secure parking facilities for drivers a real safety concerns becomes a critical issue not only for the truck drivers but for the traveling public as well.
Recent surveys by the American Transportation Research Institute reports that the average over the road driver spends over 1 hour a day searching for overnight parking. This translates into $5000 a year in lost revenue for a single over the road driver. Take $5000 per driver per year, with 48% of 1.9 million long haul truck driver losing 1 hour of driving time, this number translates into almost $5 billion per year, which is the 0.5% of the total transportation cost across the United States.
“Texas has made solutions to our truck parking challenges a priority,” said John Esparza, President and CEO of the Texas Trucking Association. “Working hard to solve this issue will not be possible without the private sector and Truck Parking Reservations will play a big role.”
Chappelear added, The Houston, TX yard will be first of many yards that we will be implementing Truck Parking Reservations on-line system. Providing overnight parking would not have been a service offering of STL in the past. However, with the simplicity of Truck Parking Reservations mobile ready platform it was an easy decision for me to enhance our services to include overnight parking.
About Secure Trailer Lots: founded in 2006 starting along the Texas – Mexican border, Laredo, Pharr and El Paso TX. From those 3 yards 14 years ago we have expanded into 40 different Cities in 21 different States. STL yards main focus is providing deterrents to theft of shipped product while parked on our yards.
Secure Trailer Lots, Inc. vision was to provide the Transportation Industry a safe haven for trucks in transit, trucks at rest, trailer pools and online yard activity reporting. With Municipalities enforcing stricter ordinances on truck and trailer parking Secure Trailer Lots, Inc. was positioned to provide local and regional drivers a place to park their equipment during off duty times.
What has set Secure Trailer Lots, Inc apart from all other yards is our web page providing customers with a secure Site Activity Report. This program gives customer instant access to all equipment activity on the yard with a secure sign on, daily or history reports. Locations can be found at securetrailerlots.com
About Truck Parking Reservations:
Truck Parking Reservations, formerly known as Reserve 24-7, provides a truck driver, truck manager or trucking company owner an easy to use parking reservation and pay experience; the parking facility a low-cost technology reservation management solution that maximizes a revenue stream by way of utilizing paid truck parking spaces. truckparkingreservations.com