PML has hailed the SNAP Parking facility scheme after it signed up last year and witnessed a steady increase in trucks using its secure site in Lympne, Kent as a result.

The logistics firm offers weary drivers a convenient location close to the ports and motorways, as well as top notch washroom facilities, on-site catering providing hot meals and snacks, 24-hour security and easy access to the lorry wash and fuel pumps.

PML said it believed it was also unique in offering separate showers and toilets for women.

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MD Mike Parr said “Our priority for Kent was to provide a transport hub of an exemplary standard, which is comparable to those found on the continent, where drivers are treated with the respect that they deserve.

“We have had close to 4,000 truck movements at PML since March last year, with the vast majority of these being classed as overseas drivers.

“SNAP’s Intruck app makes it easy for these drivers to seek out the facilities at PML, which ensure that they have access to the amenities essential not only for their general wellbeing, but also for the welfare of other road users.”

Parr added: “A driver who has not been able to rest adequately for fear of their lorry being broken into, or who feels uncomfortable due to the inability to shower, freshen up and eat a decent meal, does not make for a safe driver.

“We will continue to focus our efforts on providing a service that genuinely caters for the needs of all drivers.”