Safe and secure parking places for trucks are needed to ensure socially fair conditions for professional drivers when taking rests. They are also needed to tackle issues such as cargo crime and unintended transport of illegal immigrants.

However, safe and secure parking places remain too scarce and the services provided by existing facilities are often insufficient and uncoordinated. The establishment of safe and secure parking places requires some careful reflection on the different requirements to place on the different stakeholders, together with consideration of whether legislative change or other support actions are needed.

Against this background, this study will define an action plan for safe and secure parking places with the objective of creating the right framework for authorities and private developers who wish to establish safe and secure parking places, including accurate information regarding planning, operation and standardization processes and best practices.