Lorry Drivers Choosing Laybys Over Truckstops

The majority of drivers parking overnight in laybys said they did so because lorry parks were not secure enough, according to research carried out by digital marketplace SNAP, reports Chris Tindall.

It also found almost a third (30%) of fleet companies were unwilling to cough up the money for staff to park at truckstops or service stations.

SNAP said that when drivers were encouraged to share any dangerous or worrying incidents they had experienced while parked in a layby, 70% said they chose it because the security standards at official parking sites were insufficient.

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