Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include comments on timing provided by the Federal Highway Administration.
The Transportation Department is working to roll out its latest iteration of the Jason’s Law truck parking survey, last conducted in 2014 and 2019.
The survey, required by a federal law passed after the killing of truck driver Jason Rivenburg, seeks to evaluate states’ parking and rest area capacity and highlight shortages along national highway routes.
The Federal Highway Administration plans to launch the Jason’s Law truck parking survey later this year, officials told Trucking Dive.
The FHWA is planning to survey trucking company owners and drivers as well as transportation, port authority and truck stop workers across the U.S. about truck parking, public and private rest area facilities and related issues, per a pending Federal Register notice.
The review is part of a 2012 transportation funding law, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, which requires the survey to be updated periodically.
His wife, Hope Rivenburg, has worked to bring attention to the need for truck parking.