It is in all our interests for HGV driving to be an attractive and respected profession and it is vital that there are sufficient acceptable facilities for drivers to take their breaks and rest periods, as required by regulations. The provision of adequate stopping places provides benefits for drivers, operators, the community and the economy.
What is FTA campaigning for?
FTA has agreed through consultation with members a Driver’s Facilities Charter which recognises the role of the industry in the provision of facilities and looks to national and local government to consider the provision of suitable facilities for drivers in the planning of infrastructure on the road and at development sites.
The charter also sets out expectations of drivers themselves, truck stop and service area operators and operators of distribution centres and other delivery sites.
Find out more
Read the FTA Driver’s Facilities Charter
Contact Malcolm Bingham, Head of Roads Network Management Policy at FTA