New secure lorry parking facility for more than 100 trucks opens in Scunthorpe
The entrance to the new Scunthorpe Truck Stop, on Woodhouse Road
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 19 Mar 2018
A new secure parking facility for lorries has opened its gates in Scunthorpe.
The Scunthorpe Truck Stop is on Woodhouse Road, opposite the British Steel works, and offers parking for more than 100 HGVs 24 hours a day.
The site provides a secure place for lorry drivers to park their trucks and aims to prevent vehicles being parked in lay-bys or on industrial estates.
The truck stop also has facilities for drivers including a lounge, toilets and showers, with plans in place to add a cafe, truck wash facility and fuel pumps.
Dave Ellse, from Scunthorpe Truck Stop, said: "This is not only great news for HGV drivers but also the town.
"Truckers are currently having to park in lay-bys or on industrial estates with no facilities. This is not ideal for many business owners and can leave drivers and their cargo vulnerable to crime.
"Coming very soon is a truck wash which will boast three lanes of washing facilities.
"A 16-metre-long gantry system for high level cleaning, and a 15 metre long pit with hot wash will tackle the under carriage, perfect for MOT cleaning. Plans for Truck MOTs and servicing are also in the pipeline."
The truck stop is fully fenced, with high definition CCTV cameras covering the whole site.
Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) controlled barriers monitor vehicles entering and leaving the site, providing full traceability and security for owners and operators.
Payment for using the truck stop can be made online prior to entering the site or drivers can pay once inside.
For more information about the facility, see scunthorpetruckstop.com
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