The Road Haulage Association (RHA) in the UK is urging those involved in the commercial vehicle sector to get behind a new campaign to improve driver facilities.
The RHA Facilities Campaign will galvanise the industry to press for more safe and secure parking, and improve the standard of driver facilities.
There’s an estimated shortfall of 11,000 truck parking spaces nationally exposing an all-too familiar reality for commercial vehicle drivers without somewhere secure to eat, sleep, and access toilets.
Developers are often frustrated by local authority bureaucracy holding up plans to build much-needed facilities.
The trade body calls on firms and industry professionals to add their voices to the campaign which launches with a petition calling on ministers to pave the way for more safe and secure facilities.
Richard Smith, RHA Managing Director said: “We’re determined to kick-start a culture change. Commercial vehicle drivers continue to put up with poor facilities out on the road and it’s just not good enough.
“People at work should feel safe and respected; our drivers expect better and deserve better.”
Petition pressing the UK Government to work with industry to come up with long-term driver facilities solutions, increase funding, and update the planning framework.
More information on the RHA Facilities Campaign website.
Watch – Campaign animation video.