Our market

We create, manage and operate car parks dedicated to heavy goods vehicles.

A worrying observation:

The heavy goods vehicle parking market is currently undergoing a boom. worrying situationThere are a number of major challenges. The situation is alarming, and it is becoming imperative to take measures to ensure the continuity and fluidity of road traffic, which plays a crucial role in maintaining the economy.

This is what HGV drivers have to deal with every day, in addition to their already demanding job, which, as we know, is often synonymous with long driving hours and complex logistics management:

Restrictive European regulations for lorry and HGV drivers:

Europe's regulatory landscape is full of laws that have an impact on lorry drivers. Find out more about the regulations that apply to road professionals.

Driving time per week :

HGV truck drivers may not drive more than 56 hours per week or more than 90 hours over 2 consecutive weeks.

Rest time control :

A tachograph is a compulsory device that records driving times, breaks and rest periods, vehicle speed and distance travelled. Tachograph records must be kept for at least 1 year, and provided to the local authorities on request.

Driving time per day :

HGV drivers are not allowed to drive more than 9 hours per day. This driving time can be extended up to 10 hours a day, no more than twice a week.

Exception for driving time :

Le driving time can be extended if necessary, up to a maximum of 60 hours per week if HGV drivers work an average of 48 hours per week over a 4-month period.

Mandatory break :

After a driving time of 4.5 hours, HGV drivers have to do a "road test". uninterrupted pause of at least 45 minutes, unless they take a rest period. This break may also be divided as follows: an initial break of at least 15 minutes, followed by a 2nd break of at least 30 minutes.

Break time exception :

HGV drivers may divide their daily rest time as follows: a 1st break of at least 3 hours and a 2nd of at least 9 hours, so that the total of the 2 periods is at least equal to 12 hours.

Rest periods :

HGV drivers must have uninterrupted rest time of 45 hours a week, which can be reduced to 24 hours every other week with a compensatory rest period.

Exception for rest periods :

Drivers who take uninterrupted rest periods of 45 hours or more must rest in accommodation suitable for both men and women, with adequate sleeping and sanitary facilities, and not in their vehicle. The employer must cover the cost of accommodation.

One news item after another:

The roadside rest areas for heavy goods vehiclesfor a long time considered to be places where lorry drivers could take a break and rest, are unfortunately experiencing a decline in the number of lorry drivers. a worrying increase in violence. This alarming trend raises crucial questions about the safety of workers.

Here are the key figures:

Road safety at risk: The cry of alarm from the European Commission.

A study carried out by the European Commission shows that there is a shortfall of 100,000 parking spaces parking spaces for heavy goods vehicles in Europe. Total demand is estimated at 400,000 seats every night. Safety is the main problem encountered by lorry drivers.

According to the study, 50% of drivers find information about parking spaces via Internet. 46% of drivers would like to have access to a new dedicated application35% would need an information application.

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HGV car parks under strain: Women HGV drivers on the front line.

The safety of HGV car parks has been particularly called into question. Only 7,000 certified places are available throughout Europe on a secure daily demand of 400,000 places.

64% of women drivers have experienced hazardous situations in car parks at night. Visit sexual harassment has been reported many times.

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Road parking : The fight for a HGV parking space.

Le average occupancy rate of car parks exceeds 60% for vehicles making overnight or weekly stops. On average, a lorry stays in a parking space for 8 to 12 hours. In total, 40% of the parking operators participating in the survey operated a slot reservation service.

Safe and Secure Mobility" project 

To address this issue, the European Executive Agency for Climate, Infrastructure and the Environment (CINEA) has launched a call for projects entitled "Safe and Secure Mobility. 

Under a financing mechanism known as the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility), a budget of 100 million euros has been allocated to finance European projects aimed at creating safe and secure parking infrastructures or adapting existing infrastructures.

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