More safe parking areas for truck drivers
The European Commission has launched a call for proposals to access EUR 100 million to improve the network of safe and secure truck parking areas (SSTPA) in the European Union. The International Road Union (IRU) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (EFT) have welcomed the initiative.
With only 300,000 truck parking spaces currently available, there is a significant shortfall of 100,000 spaces to meet total demand, IRU said. Only 7,000, or less than 3%, of existing parking places in the EU are in certified safe and secure areas.
Investment priorities include the development of new SSTPA every 100 km along the TEN-T core road network and upgrades in existing rest areas. (ben)