• Laura Gabenyte
4. semester, By-, Energi- og Miljøplanlægning, Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
The aim of this project is to answer the question: How can Secure Rest Places with high quality services and facilities in Denmark help to ensure truck drivers safety and security at their work?

This project is conducted with the motivation to create a suggestion for Secure Rest Places with quality services and facilities in the existing Danish road transport infrastructure in order to improve truck drivers’ safety and security and help to reduce freight crime. The Heinrich’s Domino Theory (1959) and the Strategic Spatial Planning Theory (2004) construct creates the theoretical framework for the analysis part. Literature review, document analysis methods and semi-structured expert interviews are used to make investigation in this project. Both primary and secondary data were collected. Five interviews with truck drivers and three with people involved in parking areas development in Denmark were conducted to gain the knowledge about challenges of the truck drivers’ work and their attitude to improve the existing situation of parking areas for trucks in Denmark.

The SRP is argued as a tool to create safe and secure environment for truck drivers and help to reduce losses form the freight crime. The author suggests having two types of SRPs in Denmark, using suggestions from the LABEL (2008) project: Level 2 in a distance of 25km along motorways and Level (3-5) in 7 Danish Transport and Logistics Centres. These SRPs would be integrated in the existing road infrastructure and provide quality services and facilities for truck drivers as well as improve their safety and security during the rest time. It is expected that Danish national transport authorities, insurance companies, services and logistics companies will support this idea and together with funding opportunities from European Commission will enable to implement SRPs in Denmark. It is evident SRPs can be used as a tool to ensure truck drivers' work conditions and safety and security in the freight transport sector.
Udgivelsesdato2 jun. 2014
Antal sider99
ID: 198396792