An EU standard to match the needs of the road freight transport sector
The proposed EU standard for truck parking areas has been designed to cover both security and service requirements. These two elements are strongly interrelated, and both have the potential to contribute significantly to the modernisation of the sector in Europe and the safety and well-being of drivers.
The security requirements have been defined to address three main areas:
Equally importantly, the service requirements build on a number of comfort elements for drivers, including a focus on the needs of female drivers, addressing six main areas:
Both security and services are audited. The common standard consists of 4 security levels, building on one another (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum, from low to high).
In order to be awarded an audit certificate for any of the four above-mentioned security levels, the mandatory service level must be met. The optional services are also audited to ensure reliable information but will not determine the level of the parking area.