New truck stop opens in Scunthorpe

A new truck stop in Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire has opened; with 24/7 secure parking for more than 100 trucks.

Scunthorpe Truck Stop on Woodhouse Road, opposite British Steel and just off the M180, also has facilities including a drivers’ lounge, toilets and showers. Free Wi-Fi is available. A café, truck wash and fuel facilities will be opening soon.

The Truck Stop is fully fenced with high definition CCTV cameras covering the whole site. ANPR-controlled barriers have been installed to monitor vehicles entering and leaving the site, providing full traceability and security for owners and operators.

Payment can be made online prior to entering the site or once a driver is inside. Payments can be made through SNAP account, although all other major payment types are also accepted. It costs £3+VAT to park for up to 2 hours, £16.50+VAT to park for 24 hours, £30+VAT to park for up to 48 hours and £40+VAT to park for up to 72 hours.

Dave Ellse from Scunthorpe Truck Stop said: “This is not only great news for HGV drivers but also the town. Truckers are currently having to park in lay-bys or on industrial estates with no facilities. This is not ideal for many business owners and can leave drivers and their cargo vulnerable to crime.”

The Truck Stop will also soon have a three-lane truck wash, with a 16-metre long gantry system for high level cleaning, and a 15-metre long pit with hot wash will tackle the undercarriage. Plans for Truck MOTs and servicing are also in the pipeline.

For more information on Scunthorpe Truck Stop go to: http://scunthorpetruckstop.com

About Dan Parton

Dan Parton is editor of Truck & Driver.

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