Freight News, Road

Truck park funds welcomed

[ September 17, 2021   //   ]

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) and the Europe’s Transport Workers’ Federation, have welcomed the European Commission launch of a €100 million fund for safe and secure truck parking areas across the European Union. With only 300,000 truck parking spaces currently available in the EU, there is a significant shortfall of 100,000 spaces to meet total demand they say. 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 secure areas every 100km along the TEN-T core road network and upgrades to safety, security and services in existing rest areas.