Lorry parking is woeful confirms new report

London, UK: Truck drivers are woefully under-catered for when it comes to accessing safe and secure overnight parking areas, says Logistics UK in response to a government report into truck parking. While the logistics industry has long been aware of the problem it seems government needs a report. The "industry now deserves action, so that more parking facilities are developed, at pace," says Michelle Gardner, head of policy, Logistics UK.

The National Survey of  Lorry Parking (part 1) confirms that England's commercial drivers are woefully under-catered for when it comes to accessing safe and secure overnight parking areas," she said. "As Logistics UK has been saying for a long time, today's results from the National Lorry Parking Survey have confirmed that England's commercial drivers are woefully under-catered for when it comes to accessing safe and secure overnight parking areas," Gardner said. "This has been an issue for too long and is preventing the industry from recruiting and retaining the skilled workforce that it needs.

The government's stated objective to improve the situation is welcome, but industry now deserves action, so that more parking facilities are developed, at pace, where they are most needed.

"Logistics UK stands ready to work proactively and collaboratively with all stakeholders so that these key workers can access the safe, secure facilities they are entitled to while undertaking their daily tasks," Gardner said.