Logistics UK responds to Kent HGV parking ban scheme

Logistics UK has criticised the government’s decision to ban lorry drivers from taking all rest periods, other than a 45 minute break, in seven Kent boroughs temporarily.

The move was done in order to combat overnight lorry parking in lay-bys across the county, which have resulted in motorway

slip roads used as unofficial parks. Heidi Skinner, policy manager for the South at Logistics UK, said: “Logistics UK is very frustrated the Department for Transport (DfT) and Kent Country Council (

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