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Semi truck parking in Buffalo, NY

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20 x 10 Parking Lot in Buffalo, New York

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"This is a very good parking spot near the UB South campus and can be easily reached by the Amherst Station train, if needed."

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Tiffany D.

Buffalo, NY

Jan 8, 2023

30 x 10 Driveway in Buffalo, New York

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"Thank you very much for everything. My whole experience was great."

Lee P.

Buffalo, NY

Oct 15, 2022

20 x 20 Garage in Buffalo, New York

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"Communication was great and timely. I would store my car here again."


Buffalo, NY

Dec 1, 2022

20 x 10 Parking Lot in Buffalo, New York

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"Great communication and easy to work with!"

Brandi R.

Buffalo, NY

Jan 13, 2023

20 x 10 Garage in Buffalo, New York

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"Alia was amazing! The secure garage was perfect for us to leave our car in while we traveled for a few months. Alia is very easy to communicate with and super responsive. We highly recommend her & the space!"

Shawn W.

Buffalo, NY

Sep 21, 2023

40 x 10 Driveway in Buffalo, New York

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"This is great, I liked it."

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Bimal P.

Buffalo, NY

Nov 27, 2022

20 x 10 Parking Lot in Buffalo, New York

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"Amazing host, Responsive, Convenient. Thanks"

Rajpratap Singh B.

Buffalo, NY

Aug 31, 2023

30 x 10 Driveway in Cheektowaga, New York

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"Durga is absolutely wonderful! She is quick to respond, very accommodating, and friendly. I can't recommend her space highly enough!"

Sara M.

Cheektowaga, NY

Aug 17, 2021

20 x 10 Other in Buffalo, New York

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"Kevin and Amanda were amazing! Both extremely friendly and down for a chat. They not only cared for my vehicle, but also serviced it as well whilst I was away. 11/10 if I could! Thank you both again!"

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Matty S.

Buffalo, NY

Sep 9, 2023

20 x 10 Other in Buffalo, New York

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"Kevin and Amanda are great! So nice and accommodating and their space was perfect. Can’t recommend them highly enough!"

Scott S.

Buffalo, NY

Jul 13, 2023

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Types of semi truck parking

When it comes to semi-truck parking, Buffalo, New York offers quite a range of options. However, securing a truck on the street or resorting to free choices can present a set of challenges such as safety concerns, limitations on parking duration, and possible fines that might hit your operating costs hard. Considering renting from a platform which offers residential and commercial properties for vehicle storage could be the solution you need.

  • Unpaved lots: These are ideal for tractor-trailers and provide ample space for easy maneuverability. Given Buffalo's urban density, having a large, open area to park your rig can prevent you from navigating tight city streets.
  • Residential driveways: Establishing an agreement with a homeowner to use their driveway for your truck can be a cost-effective solution. This approach may also offer a higher level of security, as Buffalo residential neighborhoods are generally safe and closely monitored by locals.
  • Commercial parking lots: While they might be a bit more expensive, commercial lots can offer you the convenience of being situated close to major freight routes. This can reduce your deadhead miles and save on fuel costs.
  • Other unconventional parking locations: These might include spaces like unused portions of a farm or a vacant lot. They are not only budget-friendly but also offer plenty of space for your flatbed or dry van. Such locations in Buffalo often provide easy access to the I-90 and I-290, important freight corridors, which can greatly assist in your haul operations.
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Choosing truck parking

When it comes to choosing the right semi truck parking option in Buffalo, New York, there are several key factors to consider. From the size of the space to how accessible it is, to its location and safety features, making the right decision can save the owner time, money, and unnecessary hassle.

  • Size: A truck's dimensions are the first point of consideration. The parking space must be large enough to safely accommodate a fully loaded tractor-trailer combination, whether it's a dry van, flatbed, or refrigerated unit. The space should also accommodate the swing radius during parking and unparking maneuvers.
  • Access: The hours when the parking space is accessible is another significant factor. For truck owners who are often on the road, spaces that offer round-the-clock access might be a necessity. However, few residential areas in Buffalo can accommodate such needs. On the other hand, if hauls are mainly conducted during regular business hours, a space with restricted access may suffice, and it could be more economical.
  • Location: The parking space's proximity to major freight routes and the frequency of deadhead trips are other critical considerations. Spaces closer to key transport routes or drop yards can add convenience and save on fuel costs. At the same time, the safety of the area cannot be compromised. Choosing a space in a well-lit, secure neighborhood with good visibility can help deter theft or vandalism.
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Climate considerations

Buffalo, New York carries a reputation for its weather extremes, especially its snowfall. With average high temperatures reaching around 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the peak summer months of July and August, and average low temperatures dropping to roughly 19 degrees Fahrenheit in the peak winter months of December through February, parking a semi truck outdoors needs careful consideration. Tractors and trailers that will be parked long-term in Buffalo should be prepared for the elements year-round. In the winter months, owners might consider investing in engine block heaters to keep the engine from freezing. During the summer's heat, UV windshield covers can protect the cab interior from excessive sun exposure.

Renting truck parking in Buffalo

Buffalo, New York, located near the banks of Lake Erie, serves as a crucial hub for trucking operations. Notable landmarks include the Port of Buffalo, offering seamless access to major waterways, and the bustling Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The throughways such as I-90 and I-190 provide optimal routes for tractor-trailers, with rest areas and truck stops along the way.

Within Buffalo, the Elmwood Village community, recognized for its close-knit neighborhood and historic homes, is one area where monthly semi truck parking options can be found. The same can be said for the Allentown neighborhood, known for its vibrant culture and proximity to downtown Buffalo. The North Park community, with its convenient access to Hertel Avenue's bustling commercial strip, also offers ample parking opportunities for commercial trucks.

As one user aptly puts it, their experience of parking in Buffalo was "flexible", making moving semi trucks in and out of storage spaces a breeze. This ease of operation is brought to life by another user's review, citing "accessing the space" in Buffalo was "easy and convenient". In addition to being flexible and convenient, the user experience is often enhanced by the host. One review described the host as "easy to work with and a good communicator", while another praised the host for being "understanding and accommodating". The cherry on top seems to be the ample space available for parking in Buffalo as one user exclaimed there was "more than enough space to store my work truck". All these reviews speak volumes about the genuine interactions and satisfactory experiences in Buffalo's storage scene.

FAQs About semi truck parking in Buffalo, New York

The price of semi truck parking in Buffalo can be affected by various factors such as location, availability, security features, and any additional amenities provided.

To find the right size for your semi truck parking space in Buffalo, consider the dimensions of your vehicle, including the cabin and trailer, as well as any required turning and maneuvering space.

When preparing your semi truck for long-term parking in Buffalo, ensure the vehicle is in good condition. Check tire pressure, disconnect batteries, and cover any exposed areas such as the cabin and engine to protect against the elements.

Additional New York truck parking locations

Upper Whitfield Road, Accord
Route 9w, Coxsackie
Rte 110 Conklin Street, Farmingdale
Carmans Road, Massapequa
Lexington Ave, New York
W 46th St, New York
42nd Rd, Queens
Orchard St, Queens
Forest Ave Barrett Avenue, Staten Island
Forest Ave Riegelman St, Staten Island

Alternative Truck Parking Options near Buffalo

Buffalo offers many different traditional storage facilities for truck parking. Traditional self storage facilities, however, are pricier, less secure, and farther from home than peer-to-peer storage.

If you'd like information about self storage facilities in Buffalo, check out the below facilities for more details:

Public Storage (2.4 miles)

1300 Southwestern Blvd

West Seneca, NY

U-Haul Moving & Storage of Orchard Park Rd (4.1 miles)

3120 Orchard Park Rd

Buffalo, NY

Public Storage (4.5 miles)

2733 William St

Buffalo, NY

Life Storage (4.9 miles)

3154 Union Rd

Cheektowaga, NY

Orchard Park Self Storage (5.3 miles)

3371 N Benzing Rd

Orchard Park, NY

Public Storage (5.8 miles)

3953 Walden Ave

Lancaster, NY

Life Storage (6.5 miles)

40 Leo Pl

Cheektowaga, NY

Life Storage - Williamsville (8.3 miles)

8161 Main St

Buffalo, NY

Buffalo Storage (8.6 miles)

459 Broadway

Buffalo, NY

Life Storage (14.1 miles)

521 Young St

Tonawanda, NY

Self-Stor of Tonawanda (14.2 miles)

2250 Military Rd

Tonawanda, NY

Peak Mini Storage (14.5 miles)

625 Ensminger Rd

Tonawanda, NY