Best vehicle parks of 2018
Last summer our planner Nick Breetvelt drove along the routes Schiphol – Madrid and Barcelona – Paris. Having left Schiphol the route led him via Paris in the direction of Madrid, Saragossa, Barcelona, Clermont-Ferrand, and then back to Schiphol. During his journey Nick surveyed 12 vehicle parks where our drivers could best stop at, taking account of the aspects of security and available facilities. The purpose of the trip was to qualify our company for certification by the TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association) and to guarantee the best circumstances for our drivers.
This is based on points for a number of criteria:
- Lighting around the parking area
- The presence of fencing
- Controlled access
- Video camera recording
- Security monitoring
- Facilities such as fuel pumps, sanitary facilities, and a shop
All 12 vehicle parks were assessed on the basis of these criteria. According to Nick there were two parks that came out as best in the assessment. The best was CTM in Madrid, with Truck Etape in Beziers coming second.