Truck parking INFORMATION, GUIDANCE and RESERVATION
Welcome to our Newsletter of June 2012.
Day by day, all over Europe, thousands of truck drivers and dispatchers are searching for a suitable parking to comply with resting time obligations. In this Newsletter we
Today at Truckinform.eu
explain what Truckinform is about and introduce new features
summarize news abstracts from stakeholders active in the truck parking market.
As many know, truckinform.eu
consists of 3 services:
These 3 Services are interlinked. A ‘glue’ holding them together is the ‘Flag System’. Users see immediately which parking area
has updated data on its infrastructure
offers current availability data
allows for reservation (advance booking).
The new « Green Flag System » introduced recently on the truckinform.eu
portal now enables truck parking operators to very easily and quickly provide dynamic information about their currently available parking spaces.
Drivers (and dispatchers) tell us that they much prefer to know whether
there is at this moment space available, rather than the exact number
of available spaces! Based on this, Truckinform.eu has introduced the ‘neutral’ green flag on its parking search maps to show that parking space is available:
If a truck parking area is full, this can be announced with a simple click — and users looking at Truckinform.eu at that moment will see this:
Of course, the transmission of exact numbers of actually available empty parking spots remains possible. (In SETPOS
we developed jointly with partners, such as ADAC, no less than eight ways to detect and transmit dynamic data). If, at this moment, 23 slots are aviailable, this is what the flag looks like:
Truck parking areas in several countries have started to use this new facility. In order to make use of this — which can also be seen as an ‘acquisition tool’ — a truck parking area must have a blue flag, meaning that the truck parking details have been verified.
More on the blue flag in our next Newsletter.
News from Stakeholders
DKV has just improved its station finder with an integrated route planner
The DKV Station Finder
is an online-service to look up the nearest DKV service station or to find the cheapest diesel available.
MAN Truck and Bus: Anders Nielsen has been appointed
Spokesman of MAN Truck & Bus AG as of September 2012. The 49 year old Swede comes from Scania AB.
Toll Collect / Germany
The German Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development and toll operators Toll Collect will introduce new tolls on four-lane highways. Tolls will be payable by HGVs on around 1000 kilometres of national highways that have been improved to motorway standard and link up with a motorway.
More information about Truckinform
If you are a driver or dispatcher, please click here
If you are a truck park area operator/owner, please click here