Government pledge £20m to improve roadside facilities for lorry drivers

The DfT has announced it will provide £20 million to truckstop operators to improve security, lighting and shower rooms at roadside services for lorry drivers.

Roads minister Baroness Vere said it is vital HGV drivers feel safe and comfortable wherever they stop. “That’s why we’re allocating £20 million to ramp up security and improve amenities for drivers – building on the raft of measures we’ve already taken to support the industry,” she added.

“We’ll continue to work closely with the sector to boost professional driver numbers even further.”

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