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Need for safe and secure parking areas for trucks

Mar 11, 2019 | News

(11 March 2019) – There is a need for 400.000 safe and secure parking spaces in the EU. This is the conclusion of a study published by the European Commission today.

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Cargo trucks are subject to thefts and intrusions, and about 75% of these incidents occur when trucks are parked in unsecure parking facilities.

As a response to this phenomenon, the study presents a detailed mapping of the needs and locations for safe and secure parking spaces in the EU and presents a series of minimum standards necessary to provide reliable and clear information on such spaces to drivers, cargo owners and hauliers.

The study also proposes audit procedures, standard APIs (Application Program Interfaces) for booking systems as well as practical and financial guidelines for promoters on how to develop safe and secure parking areas.

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