Currently in the EU there is a shortage of facilities that enable safe and secure parking of trucks which also provide a minimum level of services to cater for the social well-being of the drivers.
A denser network of safe and secure truck parking areas (SSTPAs) with a clear definition of security levels, tackles this problem. Drivers, transport companies, forwarders, shippers and insurers, and the society as a whole will benefit from via the protection of drivers, cargo and transport equipment. Furthermore, such facilities can have a considerable positive impact on road safety, through well rested and stress-free drivers.
A study on Safe and Secure Parking Places for Trucks was carried out for the European Commission by a consortium comprising the following partners:
The study started on 22 December 2017 and lasted one year.
The European Commission is making available CEF-funding to promote safe and secure parking areas. These deliverables help to submit quality proposals.