Storage yard

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  1. Dray795

    Dray795 Bobtail Member

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    Good morning, I hope I'm using the correct thread. I'm opening a semi truck and trailer storage yard in Charlotte, NC. I was told certain companies such as Amazon pay monthly fees to store their trailers. In addition to monthly storage I plan on having 10, 75 foot spots for daily parking. What are the apps drivers use to look for daily parking?

    What other companies besides Amazon, should I approach? Is this something that is truly needed in the industry? Any and all advice is truly appreciated..
     
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  3. OlegMel

    OlegMel Light Load Member

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  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Yeah - was about to say the same. Google maps obviously.

    @zmster2033 is in that area and I believe uses paid parking.

    I believe in that area there is a need - you'd have to fence off, and install some security or monitoring to make it attractive to potential clients.

    Amazon isn't the best customer to easily deal with, but I'm sure if you approach any large distribution center in the area, they may have needs to be met.
     
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  5. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    Charlotte is in dire need of parking.

    a lot of owner ops will be needing parking when the city starts new enforcement of no street parking

    what area are you thinking of putting it?
     
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  6. zmster2033

    zmster2033 Light Load Member

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    I think monthly would be more suitable for Charlotte. As @Numb mentioned, there are some new ordinances for street parking. Daily may be lucrative, but I would put my money on monthly. Pending price and location, you may have a customer in me!
     
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