SUPPORTING HAULIERS DELIVERING ACROSS THE UK
I met with the Road Haulage Association to learn more about the importance of improving facilities and conditions for hauliers across the UK.
89% of all goods transported by land in the UK are moved directly by road, including 98% of food, agricultural and consumer products. Road haulage is essential to keep the UK economy moving. Drivers need secure facilities where they can park, eat, relax, and sleep – the very basics which we all take for granted. Yet driver facilities across the country are significantly below acceptable standards.
Nationally, there are an estimated 11,000 shortage of lorry parking spaces. Commercial vehicle drivers are the backbone of our economy, yet every day they are up against a lack of safe and secure parking and forced to take their rest periods in their vehicles at the side of the road with no access to hygiene facilities. This must be addressed.