It’s difficult to find a safe place to park your truck, especially if you’re on a road trip or moving across the country. Homeowner’s associations and city ordinances can prohibit parking your semi on your property or in the streets.
If you need to park your truck overnight, there are a few places where you can do so legally and safely. But you must be careful about where you park so that you don’t get a ticket or have your truck stolen.
One of the best places to park your box truck overnight is in a grocery store, shopping mall or fast food outlet. These places are well lit and have security guards to keep you safe. However, you must be ready to remove your truck when asked to do so by security guards on the ground.
You can also park your truck in a welcome information center, for example, if you are crossing a state line. These centers are usually spacious and offer free parking. But be aware that these centers can sometimes attract attention from people looking for an easy target to break into or steal altogether.
Truck stops are also a great option for overnight parking, but you should check the signs to see which ones allow it. Most will specify a maximum parking time and can be full when you arrive, so it may be better to leave early.