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French truck park gets top security cert – updated

[ October 9, 2019   //   ]

The Delta Park Truck Secure Parking site in Dourges, France, has become the first location to achieve the highest Level 1 certification under the Transported Asset Protection Association’s (TAPA) new Parking Security Requirements (PSR), launched earlier this year. The Dourges site in Hauts-de-France provides 146 parking spaces close to the busiest road hub in Europe.

In addition to providing secured parking spaces for drivers and their goods, TIP has built a complex of facilities for drivers including free showers and wi-fi, laundry and snacks vending machines.

France is now a particular hotspot for incidents in Europe reported to the Association’s Incident Information Service (IIS) database.

In the first half of 2019, TAPA recorded 1,220 cargo crimes in France with losses averaging nearly €100,000 per crime, including one of EUR3.4 million.

Over fourth fifths involved vehicles stopped in unclassified parking places.

Later, at its conference in the Netherlands, Tapa said it would consider aligning its PSR standard with the European Commission’s new Safe & Secure Parking Places for Trucks programme to establish a common solution to help tackle cargo crime.