Wednesday, April 17, 2024

New Lorry Park to Open in DP World Gateway in Stanford-le-Hope

A new truck park spanning 5-acres is being opened by Hireco later this month.

THE site is being built to provide hauliers with much needed space to park up and take a break.

Nearby facilities are said to be too expensive and poorly equipped. With local lay-bys being closed off, this lorry park couldn’t come soon enough reports the Road Haulage Association website.

The site will feature 169 bays for trucks and trailers. With ANPR activated gates, the park will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lorries will be able to roll in, have their number plates scanned and roll back out after their stop.

DP Car Park

Contract customers will find number designated bays to stop in for ease of access. The site will have cash and card pay stations for casual customers, with Hireco currently exploring the potential for an app-based payment system.

The park will be fully equipped with separate male and female toilets and showers, coming late November. With a café, restaurant and vending machines to boot, drivers will be able to grab something to eat whether they’re staying all night or just popping in for a quick rest.

Hireco are making sure the site will be safe and secure for drivers and their trucks. With a fully equipped CCTV system and intelligent PTZ cameras capable reacting to live events, a watchful eye will be kept over the park.

The site will also boast a Maintenance service with SERVCO. With a Hireco station nearby, drivers will be able to have any issues looked at quickly and at a reduced cost. Whether it’s a damaged wing mirror or a trailer defect, drivers can rest easy as their problems are sorted.

Rod McKenzie, the RHA’s Managing Director of Policy & Public Affairs said:

“We’re delighted with the news of this new lorry park. There simply aren’t enough safe, secure places to park trucks in the UK with the sort of toilet and washing facilities on offer here.
However, an extra 169 places for hard working lorry drivers isn’t enough and much more sites like this are needed – urgently. ”

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  1. Truck stops have been much needed in Thurrock for a long time.

    The Road Haulage Indistry is key to Thurrocks local economy and that of future UK growth.

    I have numerous friends from Business school who went into the Haulage industry.

    I see on the site it says they charge £24 per 6-24 hours. Or £2 1-5 Hours.
    My only worry is a lot of Owner operator and Haulage firms might find that cost a bit high for the locations as they move around the nation?
    As you know under Law and Tachograph they have to stop numerous times and hours.
    Would they not just keep
    parking in road laybys due to that high cost and only one supplier?

    I feel we need a rival or two in the area to drive down cost to give the best price for Owner operator and Haulage firms.


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