We all agree upon the lack of suitable truck stops and places to rest for HGV drivers in the UK, not considering the fines being enforced on drivers parking in the lay-bys. With a fleeting decrease in these rest stops, where can you go to rest as an HGV driver without worrying a bit?
Since the European Union’s extended rules for drivers’ hours have come into effect over the pandemic, HGV drivers are prioritizing their work hours over rest. Due to these extended work hours, drivers do not get a proper rest space to recharge. Instead, they take their regular weekly rest breaks in lay-bys (on or near public roads), which is deemed unsafe and can lead drivers to pay hefty fines or even getting restricted by DVSA.
How to find great UK truck stops?
In order to take a rest break, every HGV driver has their own needs to find their desired space. To aid all the ill-suited pitstops, FleetSpeak offers a list of attested truck stops that are convenient to search for all desired amenities across Great Britain.
In the above list, you can select truck stops that are easily accessible in your transit location and acquire information on google maps such as their official address, lane descriptions and even their provided amenities with cost per stay.
Exploring the drop points, you will be able to make adequate decisions like inspecting the hygiene and facilities through the ratings and comments left by previous visitors to the location.
That being said, resting has never been easy for HGV drivers, but we are certain that you’ll find truck stops in the UK that will serve you home-like comfort and ease for a satisfactory experience while travelling.
Have any missing truck stops in mind? Contact us, and we can add it to help other HGV drivers see.