Successful first regional conference of the EU-funded “Study on Safe and Secure Parking Places for Trucks” in Madrid
The first regional conference of the EU-funded “Study on Safe and Secure Parking Places for Trucks” was held on 29 May 2018 in Madrid, Spain.
Hosted by REPSOL, a frontrunner in the field of safe and secure parking areas for trucks, the conference focused on two main topics: How to set up a coordinated network of safe and secure parking areas? What are the business and capacity needs for truck parking operators?
The conference highlighted the need for a common standard for truck parking areas to ensure reliable information on security, service and comfort levels of truck parking areas embedded in a reliable rating system. It also emphasized the need for swifter administrative procedures for the setup of secure parking areas and more reliability for concession holders across Europe. This will enable a coherent deployment of safe and secure parking areas, which will be facilitated by an EU-wide needs assessment mapping to be presented in June 2018.
This conference marks the start of a series of conferences, which will continue in Arad (Romania), Hannover (Germany), the Netherlands and Brussels (Belgium).