Secure parking for lorry drivers is critical

A new government report reveals that lorry parking availability is at a ‘critical’ level.

It found that demand for secure overnight parking is at 99 in the East of England, and at 87% nationally.

Facilities such as rest rooms and toilets have also long been a topic of concern to drivers.

The RHA (Road Haulage Association) has called on ministers to work with the industry to improve the situation.

It wants to see a national facilities taskforce, formed of government officials – both national and local – trade associations and industry representatives to tackle the situation.

RHA MD Richard Smith said: “We’ve long pushed for more, better and safer roadside facilities. Drivers deserve them and developers want to build them, so now’s the time to bring the right people together to make it happen.”