Final Report - Study on the Feasibility of Organising a Network of Secured Parking Areas for Road Transport Operators on the Trans European Road Network

Road freight transport is the dominating transport mode in freight transport in the European Union (EU). With a market share of approximately 72.2% in the total land-based transport of goods the significance of road freight transport for the economy of the EU is obvious. This dominance implies that each day, measured in money terms, many billions of Euros are moved on the Trans European Road Network which constitutes the backbone of the EU economy. This fact has not escaped the criminal mind and with the increase of transport volumes (amongst others because of gradual increase of the EU with new Member States) security concerns with regard to road freight transport have increased as well. Especially parking areas where drivers have to rest seem to be attractive objects for criminals: the total consolidated value of trucks and cargos moved in and out of some of the larger parking places each day easily exceeds the total property value of a small town. Criminal activities (both attacks on drivers and stealing of cargo) at such parking areas are frequently mentioned as a problem by road freight transport operators. Also Members of the European Parliament recently have expressed concerns regarding the security of such parking areas where drivers often stop to rest. The European Commission has commissioned this study to investigate the extent of the security problems in and around parking areas, explore possible improvements/solutions of the problems and examine the regulatory and financial conditions for the provision of secure rest places.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography;
  • Pagination: 134p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01045213
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 16 2007 4:46PM