MPs AND councillors in Kent will be lobbied by unions to ensure that decent welfare facilities are installed at all lorry parks, to manage transport delays as a result of the UK’s transition deal with the European Union ceasing at the end of December.
The government has already announced that there will be at least four massive lorry parks in Kent to deal with delays caused by increased checks and paperwork required after January, for lorries exporting goods to the European Union.
However, there has been a lack of information about what welfare facilities will be available for professional lorry drivers.
As delays will occur decent and clean toilets and washing facilities with hot and cold running water are especially important. There should also be provision of hot food and areas for drivers to relax outside their lorries to combat the dangers of fatigue.