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Targeted traveler information systems can help carriers choose alternate departure times, avoid traffic, and arrive on time.


Telematics technology provides many benefits to trucking fleets.(08/26/2019)

SmartPark systems deployed in multiple states suggest that for every $1 invested, between $3.30 to $7.80 will be returned in mobility, safety, environmental, and operational benefits.(06/01/2019)

The cost to implement SmartPark systems can range from $2,000 to $30,000 per space depending on technology, location, level of cooperation among public and private entities, and deployment strategy.(06/01/2019)

More than half of commercial truck drivers prefer to use roadside dynamic message signs (DMS) or mobile devices to obtain parking information while about one-third still rely on books and maps.(06/01/2019)

Sixty-seven (67) percent of truck drivers reported that receiving real-time parking information via onboard computer applications significantly improved their ability to find parking.(January 2017)

The Colorado Truck Parking Information Management System (TPIMS) is projected to have a benefit-to-cost ratio of 7:1.(04/14/2016)

Regional Truck Parking Information and Management Systems have a benefit-to-cost ratio of 4.27.(2015)

Final Report of the FORETELL Consortium Operational Test: Weather Information for Surface Transportation(April 2003)

FleetForward Evaluation, Final Report.(October 2000)

SmartPark benefit-to-cost assessments should be conducted early in a deployment to enable private truck stop operators time to build a solid business case for participation.(06/01/2019)

Experiences from truck parking information system pilot demonstrate that detectors must be properly oriented to the roadway and should be calibrated daily to maintain high detector accuracy.(May 2018)

A Smart City must address real-world challenges, not just deploy technology. (01/03/2017)

Prototype FRATIS designs should be flexible and able to accommodate changes within stakeholder organizations and user feedback.(May 22, 2015)

Drayage optimization algorithms may not apply equally in different operating scenarios, it is important to develop a deep understanding of the environment in which a solution will be deployed in advance of deploying an algorithm or prototype.(May 22, 2015)

Beware of accuracy and privacy issues in using truck transponder data for developing real-time traveler information applications.(August 2009)

Participate in truckers' meetings to advertise new freight advanced traveler information systems, communicate changes in existing systems, and obtain feedback from stakeholders.(January 2003)