The Ultimate Truck Parking Guide is a book that is regularly updated by the author, LeRoy D Clemmer.
From the slightly reformatted description of the 11th Edition of The Ultimate Truck Parking Guide from Amazon.com, with which we have an affiliate relationship:
The Ultimate Truck Parking Guide was written for over-the-road truck drivers.
The primary purpose of the book is to provide a comprehensive list of tractor-trailer parking locations.
In fact, this book provides over 11,000 locations.
Whether looking to find over night or short-term parking, drivers utilizing this book will quickly realize the benefit of having their own copy.
Additionally, the book is an eating guide, shopping guide, entertainment guide and a money saving guide.
As a parking guide: it includes parking locations such as
- truck stops,
- travel plazas,
- rest areas,
- truck only parking areas,
- weigh stations, and
More Detail About The Ultimate Truck Parking Guide
This book was not available when Mike and Vicki Simons were driving long haul or regionally, although we certainly wish it had been!
According to its listing on Amazon.com, with some reformatting and emphases added:
As an eating guide: the book includes grocery stores, full service and fast food restaurants such as Golden Corral, Applebees, Cracker Barrel, Starbucks, Buffalo Wild Wings and Longhorn Steakhouse.
As a shopping guide: it includes department stores such as Walmart Supercenters, Malls, Kohl’s and Target.
As an entertainment guide: it includes casinos, flea markets, cinemas, water parks, amusement parks, fishing holes, golf courses, beach parking, and more.
As a money saving guide: notes are made throughout the book in reference to where drivers can receive free WIFI, free coffee, free showers, free snacks, free soft drinks, free laundry, free sanitary dumps and even a $20 motel room.
The book also offers the following unique advantages:
In most cases, exact count as to how many trucks can fit on the lot.
Businesses within close walking distance are noted in parenthesis.
Notes as to what side of the highway the business is on and directions if needed.
As far as the listings on Amazon.com are concerned, the editions available for sale and their publication dates include:
- 11th Edition: December 28, 2021
- 10th Edition: November 16, 2020
- 9th Edition: Jan 18, 2020
- 8th Edition: Feb 26, 2019
- 7th Edition: Jan 15, 2018
- 6th Edition: Feb 14, 2017
- 5th Edition: Dec 29, 2015
- 4th Edition: Apr 7, 2015
- 3rd Edition: Jan 1, 2013
More Info About Truck Parking At Listed Places
With tractor trailer parking in high demand — especially in some areas of the country, it is more important than ever that truckers have safe and legal places to park.
Please be aware that even though a location may be listed in the book as a place where truckers may park, owners and managers of certain locations reserve the right to either limit or eliminate truck parking as they see fit.
Among the ways to help make sure that a truck parking area stays open are to:
- never leave litter or human waste behind, except in approved receptacles; and
- leave the area cleaner than you found it.
Please also be aware that some restaurants have lots that are specifically geared for 4-wheeled vehicles, so parking for tractor-trailers may be extremely limited.
Always look for “No Truck Parking” signs.
What Mike Likes About This Guide
These are the specific things Mike Simons likes about this book:
- Extensive listing of 11,000 locations, including long- and short-term parking.
- Many spots include exact count of truck spaces (which is different from what The Trucker’s Friend lists, only by a category of the number of truck parking spaces).
- Full service and fast food locations are given (which can be very helpful, depending on how much time you have available).
- Concerning saving money, there are notes included, which detail free and low-cost products and services.
- This book was written by a trucker for truckers.
Where to Buy The Ultimate Truck Parking Guide
Were we still trucking regionally or long-haul, we would certainly buy this book!
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Dynamically Generated Truck Parking Information
As a courtesy, we are also letting you know that the website associated with this book, ParkMyRig.com, lists both Android and iDevice apps for dynamically generated information.
As of the time this is being written, it appears as though these apps may be free, but the author reserves the right to make the apps paid at any time.