Rest for the dedicated

24/06/2011

Roads Minister Mike Penning has confirmed that the UK government will authorize the provision of dedicated road stops for long haulage drivers.

This statement comes as welcome news to hauliers, major transport routes will now have safe stops for trucks increasing the safety of trucking.

Freight associations warmly welcomed the announcement stating;

“This is good news for employers and their drivers. Mike Penning has delivered the most important policy development on truck stops for many years. Our concern over truck stops was one of the key points the RHA stressed to the minister when we first met him a year ago; and he made a commitment then that his department would work with us to make real progress. That work has taken place – and now we have got something to show for it.”