More often than I like to admit, I come across articles from the mainstream media that attempt to explain local issues with truck parking. Few get it right. Some never mention hours-of-service regulations. Others do not even realize the parking capacity issues despite federal attention in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act.
A recent truck parking story on NJ.com managed to fire up all cylinders regarding truck parking. Although the journalist did cover many of the major talking points regarding the issue, he let the people he interviewed highlight everything that is wrong with the situation. It was a good technique.
The story is about trucks parked along the shoulder of Interstate 287 in Mahwah, N.J., and how law enforcement and the city are getting fed up with it. As one would imagine, truckers told a completely different story.