HGV Drivers Deserve Promised Government Support

A lack of secure parking facilities means more than 1,400 lorry drivers will be spending the night in unsafe conditions, claimed Logistics UK.

Despite government assurances over the past three years that ‘provision of adequate locations’ for drivers to take their legally mandated rest breaks and overnight stays would be prioritised, said policy director as Elizabeth de Jong.

That lack of progress means drivers are still being forced to put themselves and their loads at risk.

“We all take it for granted that we have access to a toilet, handwashing facilities, a hot shower and food when we need it,” she said, “Yet for many HGV drivers, these basic human rights are still a fantasy.”

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