Logistics UK response to National Survey of Lorry Parking

Thursday 29 September 2022

In response to today’s publication of the National Survey of Lorry Parking (part 1) which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-survey-of-lorry-parking-part-one-2022, Michelle Gardner, Head of Policy at business group Logistics UK said:

“As Logistics UK has been saying for a long time, today’s results from the National Survey of Lorry Parking have confirmed that England’s commercial drivers are woefully under-catered for when it comes to accessing safe and secure overnight parking areas. This has been an issue for too long and is preventing the industry from recruiting and retaining the skilled workforce that it needs. The government’s stated objective to improve the situation is welcome, but industry now deserves action, so that more parking facilities are developed, at pace, where they are most needed. Logistics UK stands ready to work proactively and collaboratively with all stakeholders so that these key workers can access the safe, secure facilities they are entitled to while undertaking their daily tasks.”