Parckr app launch: congratulations to our partner!

Parckr launched its smartphone app for international truck drivers. At the end of their legal driving time, European truck drivers sometimes find themselves at overcrowded or unsafe parking areas. The Parckr app informs truck drivers where on their route they can find a safe and comfortable parking area or truck stop, and forecasts the occupancy rate of the parking so that drivers can plan ahead and avoid overcrowded truck parking areas. Parckr covers over 2.000 parking facilities in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. The Parckr app for Android and iOS is free of charge and available in English, German, French, Polish and Dutch.

Parckr website

Parckr app available for iOS and Android

Parckr is the first smartphone app that can forecast occupancy rates of European truck parkings. Tom van de Ven of Parckr: “the Parckr forecasts are based on an ingenious computer model that uses artificial intelligence and big data analytics. It combines data from fleet tracking software and community feedback to inform truck drivers where they can park their rig”. Feedback that drivers provide in the app is immediately used to improve the forecasts.

The Parckr app also provides truck drivers with up to date information on the facilities of parking areas and truck stops, such as restaurants, restrooms, showers, WIFI, lighting, etc. By rating and reviewing the parking facilities truck drivers can help their fellow drivers and improve the Parckr service continuously. Says Tom van de Ven: “we want to give truck drivers the credits they deserve for the important work they do and give them the best apps we can build. We worked really hard on this app and hope truck drivers will love it as much as we do.”

The Port of Rotterdam is a strong supporter of Parckr: “We know how difficult it can be for a truck driver to find a parking spot that is clean, safe and available. That is why we are actively developing secure truck parking areas in the Port of Rotterdam. The Parckr app will help truck drivers find our secure parking areas, they are all listed in the Parckr app.”

Reference data is collected by Tinynode's B4-H real-time truck detection sensors.

Meelakkers rest area picture

Meelakkers rest area, equipped with Tinynode B4-H sensors

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