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Truck parking provision 'to improve' after DfT decision

Published to the CV Show website on
04/07/2011

Chris Druce
Friday 24 June 2011 10:39

The government's decision to allow full-service truckstops on motorways will drastically improve the availability of lorry parking, according to the Road Haulage Association (RHA).

Responding to transport minister Mike Penning's announcement this week that he would allow the development of truckstops on the UK's motorway network, RHA infrastructure manager Chrys Rampley says: "His decision to allow full-service truckstops on motorways will attract the investment we need for a step-change in the availability of lorry parking on major routes."

"This is good news for employers and their drivers. Mike Penning has delivered the most important policy development on truckstops for many years."

Following last year's roadside facilities consultation, Penning says he identified strong support for dedicated truckstop facilities, including motorway truckstops, from the industry and has therefore changed policy to reflect this.

Last September the Unite union called for more and better UK truckstops on behalf of its members. You can find a map of existing parking with our interactive truckstop feature.

For more details see Commercial Motor on Thursday 30 June.

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