Brussels, 29 April 2009
"Truck drivers depend on rest areas, and road safety depends on well-rested drivers. I hope that the European and national initiatives presented at this conference will encourage more investment to make truck parking areas better and more secure," said Antonio Tajani, Commission Vice-President in charge of transport.
The conference explored solutions for improving truck park security, information, certification and capacity. It presented the results of EU-funded projects aimed at promoting good practice for security and quality of truck parking areas. The conference also gave an overview of existing key national initiatives in the field. Some of the key highlights included a release of a European best practice handbook, a call for interest to truck parking developers to get a European label of quality and the launch of new on-line service providing information on existing parking areas in Europe.
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