Truck Parking Lot Advice...

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by BlueAngel21, Jan 1, 2023.

  1. BlueAngel21

    BlueAngel21 Bobtail Member

    Jan 1, 2023
    I need some advice, what are some good marketing ideas to let people know I have truck parking spaces available for rent month to month? I have tried facebook groups, facebook marketplace, facebook ads, craigslist, & offerup. It is a mile away from the interstate and is a well built lot only 4 miles away from about 3 major truck stops. My lot is in Wilmer, TX, about 15-20 minutes south from downtown Dallas. Any suggestions as to how to better market my ad?
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  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    South GA
    Maybe put a sign up near Miller brewing or just go talk to them. I've been to MANY places (shippers and recievers) that happily post on the guard shack nearby places to park. I believe there's a QT truck stop nearby as well. They might allow you to put up a flyer.
  4. Thrasher28

    Thrasher28 Light Load Member

    Aug 12, 2021
    Bowling Green, KY
    Put it on Trucker Path. Pretty common navigation/truck services app
  5. The_vett

    The_vett Light Load Member

    Jan 8, 2021
    Those little freebie news papers at the TS.
  6. lual

    lual Road Train Member

    Oct 22, 2020
    SW Georgia
    If your parking area is paved (or at least gravelled).....then be sure to post that info, too!!! :cool:

  7. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    As the others said...various means of advertising. Some can be had pretty cheap, some not so.

    When you say Craigslist, are you just targeting the lot's location? Or are you also posting in the other nearby cities? "Need a spot to park your big rig? We're located <City> just <minutes> away from <City>. Blah blah blah blah blah". Something like that maybe. I don't do FB for anything other than randomly popping on once a year or so and letting people know I'm alive. ;) Word of mouth is another option. You can always ask folks who do stay with you to leave a review on the various review sites.

    Word of mouth is a powerful tool. If @lual tells me face to face/phone/etc to try/stay away from <random burger joint> I'm more prone to listen to Lual, than I am some anonymous review on google or wherever.

    Try and make yourself different from every other ad out there if you can. I know, easier said then done.

    I'm not a professional marketer, nor do I play one on TV. The above has worked for me at lest., totally different field though. lol.

    Good luck.

    Sorry Lual, you posted above me, so I used you in my post. ;)


    You could also cheat and offer a free taco or three....

    Sirscrapntruckalot -
  8. ducnut

    ducnut Road Train Member

    Dec 31, 2010
    Business card stuck in the window of trucks randomly parked in business parks, in the area. Go to area truckstops and do the same to all the bobtails sitting around. I’d think, most all of them would rather park in a secure lot, where they can leave their personal vehicle while they’re gone. Once you get some trucks in there, the word-of-mouth will fill it.
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