LABEL Newsletter Nº 4 : January 2011
This newsletter is for all participants in LABEL and all other interested parties, especially stakeholder groups like Truck Parking Areas, transport companies, insurers, shippers, drivers and National Authorities or their representatives.
LABEL is a € 2,7 million project, partially funded by the European Commission (DG MOVE). The LABEL project aims at establishing and maintaining a broadly accepted certification system for Truck Parking Areas in Europe. The acronym LABEL stands for Creating a Label for (Secured) Truck Parking Areas along the Trans-European Road Network and Defining a Certification Process, including Online Information Facility.
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Welcome to this third LABEL Newsletter — enjoy!
The LABEL Project Comes to a Successful End
In Europe, cargo theft is a criminal phenomenon that has an important economic impact. Research has put the total cost of cargo theft at approximately € 8,2 billion yearly.
Belgium Boosts Standards for Secure Truck Parking Areas and uses the LABEL Model for a New EU Resolution
In 2005, the Belgian Federal Public Service Home Affairs launched a project on secured parking areas. The reason for initiating the project was the significant rise in cargo thefts, representing a double threat: economical and in security.
For a Sustainable System of Truck Parking Area Development, Geographic Localisation, Standardisation and Assessment
The main purpose of the Romanian National Company of Motorways and National Roads (RNCMNR) is to design, build, modernise, rehabilitate, repair, manage and maintain national roads, with the objective of enhancing road safety. This also includes the development of secured parking areas along the national road network.
Atlantis International Services SA, located in Belgium with a global network of offices and correspondents, offers more than 35 years of service to aviation, marine and transport industries and underwriters for arbitration, audits, certification, ,recovery, loss prevention, surveys and trouble-shooting.
SecuriTpark is a secured parking area for heavy good vehicles (HGVs) in Western France. Ever since its opening in March 2009, drivers and their loads benefit from forty secured parking slots on the site.
Parking spaces are in very short supply along motorways throughout Europe. Often, truck queues at truck parking areas (TPAs) extend as far back as the entrances to the facilities. Unfortunately, Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) drivers parking on the emergency lane and spending the night next to the passing traffic is not an uncommon sight on European motorways.