Truckers-Only Private Truck Stop Opening 90 Minutes From Tyler, TX
Truckers Are Definitely Gonna Wanna See One Of These In East Texas Soon....
As I may have mentioned before, I used to be an OTR Truck driver before I got into radio and its a hard profession for a lot of folks to stay in. One of the many factors why being a trucker is tough is finding a place to park your truck when you have to shut down for the day due to government regulations.
Take it from me personally, even if you plan correctly, its still a hassle and very hard to find a place to rest or park your truck. In many cases, you have to drive to the outskirts and edges of a city just to hopefully not find an already full lot.
There's A Company Named "Riggy's" That's Trying To Solve The Problem.
According to their website, Riggy’s is a nationwide provider of truck parking, trailer drops, and outdoor storage solutions for the logistics industry. The website went on to add that the rest stop is gated, lit with "50,000 lumen LED lights," wide driving lanes and bays tailored to 18-wheeler trucks.
Truck drivers that sign up to use the service can only gain access to the lot via the app instead of a 4-digit pin.
The website says drivers can open the gate with their app if they are within 200 feet of the lot. Riggy's added that they even provide parking and storage for dump trucks, box vans, containers, delivery trucks and most commercial vehicles you can think of. The general public is not invited though which is a HUGE plus. Truckers can pay to park at Riggy's monthly or daily.
Most Riggy"s locations are within the vicinity of warehouses where most truckers will make their deliveries, eliminating spending more time spent driving around searching for a place to park and rest.
Riggy's has 2 lots in Texas Up And Running with one coming soon in Tennessee 3 More Texas Lots On The Way.
Their newest location in Lancaster, just 90 minutes away from Tyler is scheduled to be opened this summer. The design will be similar to their "flagship" location in Katy which will feature fully paved, 75 x 12 demarcated and numbered bays, razor wire fencing, truckers lounge with flat screen TVs, clean showers, restrooms, free laundry, video surveillance and a landscaped detention pond.
There's already a waiting list to get signed up but they need to go ahead and make plans to put one somewhere along I-20 or I-30 here in East Texas, don't you agree?