Safe cargo means peaceful sleep. Check out the list of protected parking lots in Germany, France, Belgium and Spain

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Artur Lysionok

Artur Lysionok

28.02.2020
Safe cargo means peaceful sleep. Check out the list of protected parking lots in Germany, France, Belgium and Spain

Annual losses due to cargo theft in Europe amount to 6-7 billion euros. According to the international road transport unit IRU, 75% of such incidents occur in unguarded parking lots. IRU has been working for the past year with the European Commission on a study to investigate the condition of parking infrastructure and to define common standards for safe parking areas for trucks in the European Union. 

Safe parking lots

Incidents usually occur at night, in car parks, or dedicated parking areas near motorways. Unfortunately, there are not enough secure parking areas in Europe, s. For your convenience, we have compiled a list of protected car parks where drivers can rest peacefully without worrying about loss of cargo or health.

Germany – Protected truck parking areas

On the popular route to Saarbrücken, drivers can find the following sites recommended by TransParking users:

Dresden

– Paid: Yes

– number of seats: 40

Gotha m. Uelleben District (Meyer Reparatur GmbH Service Car Park with Weekend Parking).

– Paid: No

Aral Autohof Bad Hersfeld in Petersberg

– number of seats: 47

– Paid: Yes

Autohof Kirchheim in Kirchheim

– number of seats: 118

– Paid: No

Mörfelden-Walldorf

– number of seats: 75

– Paid: Yes

Truck parking in Homburg

– number of seats: 12

– Paid: Yes

Driving in the direction of Hamburg, we can stop:

Tow truck parking Lübbenau / Spreewald

– number of seats: 125

– Paid: No

On the way towards Stuttgart and the Swiss border, you can find the following protected parking areas:

Autohof Himmelkron in Gleisenhof

– number of seats: 54

– Paid: Yes

Autohof Aurach in Aurach

– number of seats: 150

– Paid: Yes

Euro Rastpark Crailsheim in Neidenfels

– number of seats: 109

– Paid: Yes

– User rating: 4/5

Truck parking Ilsfeld city

– number of seats: 10

– Paid: No

Guarded truck parking lots in France

The following safe truck parking areas can be found in the southern part of the country:

Aire de Montelimar-est in Allan .

– number of seats: 200

– Paid: Yes

Truck parking in Laudun-l’Ardoise .

– number of seats: 30

– Paid: No

Truck Etape Beziers – Vinci Autoroutes in Vendres .

– number of seats: 350

– Paid: Yes

Parking lot at de l’autoport in el Vololo .

– number of seats: 92

– Paid: No

Truck parking in Saint-Ambreuil .

– Paid: No

Shell Le Quercy in Labastide-Murat .

– number of seats: 98

– Paid: No

On the Belgian route to the Spanish border via Paris and Bordeaux, you can stop here:

Aire d’Assevillers Ouest in Assevillers.

– number of seats: 150

– Paid: No

Tow truck parking in the Chevilly-Larue area near Paris

– number of seats: 40

– Paid: No

Truck parking in Noir-Épinay .

– number of seats: 21

– Paid: Yes

SecuriTpark in Chavagné .

– number of seats: 45

– Paid: Yes

Guarded truck parking lots in Belgium

Belgium is a small country but very important for transit. Unfortunately, as in many other European countries, there is a lack of secure parking spaces. The most important of these are:

Truckstop Trade Port West Venlo – Wegres in Heierhoeve.

– number of seats: 107

– Paid: Yes

Truck parking in Oeijenbraak .

– number of seats: 30

– Paid: No

Westkerke in Doornhoek .

– number of seats: 100

– Paid: No

Truck parking in Laherie .

– number of seats: 40

– Paid: Yes

Spain – Protected truck parking areas

On the popular route towards Seville, these are the protected parking spaces:

Truck parking in Irún .

– number of seats: 100

– Paid: Yes

Truck parking in Arragua .

– number of seats: 66

– Paid: Yes

Centro Intermodal de Transporte y Logística de Vitoria-Gasteiz – CTVI in Lermanda.

– number of seats: 205

– Paid: Yes

Plataforma Multimodal de Alava-Arasur – Arasur in Bayas.

– Paid: Yes

Centro de Transportes Aduana de Burgos in Villafría de Burgos.

– Paid: Yes

Euroshell in Villagonzalo-Pedernales .

– Paid: No

Centro Integrado de Mercancías de Vallad in Valladolid.

– number of seats: 97

– Paid: Yes

Salamaca in Salamaca .

– number of seats: 75

– Paid: Yes

Recommended truck parking lots in the surroundings of Madrid:

CTM in Puente de Vallecas .

– number of seats: 298

– Paid: Yes

Tug parking at M-31 near Madrid

– number of seats: 200

– Paid: No

Truck parking in Getafe .

– number of seats: 200

– Paid: Yes

Truck parking in Pinto .

– number of seats: 100

– Paid: Yes

Truck parking in Ciempozuela .

– number of seats: 100

– Paid: Yes

Parking by the Paseo de la Calderona

– number of seats: 15

– Paid: Yes

Parking in Aranjuez .

– number of seats: 50

– Paid: Yes

Protected truck parking areas in Europe

In the near future, the European Commission plans to allocate 178 million euros for parking security and infrastructure development within the EU. The funding will go to those entrepreneurs who decide to build parking lots or upgrade existing parking lots in accordance with SSTPA (Safe and Secure Truck Park Area Standards). 

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