FTA demands more lorry parking

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The Freight Transport Association has called on roads minister Jesse Norman to make good his promise to increase the provision of lorry parking places on the strategic road network.

It said a new survey indicated that drivers believe the situation has actually worsened in the past 12 months.

UK policy director Elizabeth de Jong said: “In an industry where you are compelled by law to take regular breaks and rest, it is vital that government is pressing forward with its stated intention to improve and expand the provision of facilities for those charged with keeping Britain trading. No other industry would be expected to operate in such conditions, and it is now down to government to deliver on its promises.”

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