Secure Truckparkings – A TAPA member’s responsibility
Session 2
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Secure Truckparkings – A TAPA member’s responsibility

Over 85% of cargo thefts reported to TAPA EMEA involve criminal attacks on trucks and over 50% of these crimes target vehicles in unsecured parking locations, exacerbated by the lack of secure parking places, particularly across Europe. TAPA EMEA estimates a need for another 2,000 secure parking sites in Europe, offering 400,000 more parking places.

Ton will zoom in on the reasons behind this shortage, the risk of further development delays, and the urgent need to change this. TAPA EMEA members, he says, will have to play a role if we want to achieve increased security when parking heavy goods vehicles.

Ton Barten is Co-owner and Director of Truckparkings Rotterdam Exploitie BV, a Breda (Netherlands) based secure truckparking organisation that operates 8 secure truck parking sites and two secure trailer parking locations. 7 of the 8 truck parkings are TAPA PSR Level 2 certified. Operating secure truckparkings is the sole activity of the company and, hence, Ton’s day-to-day activity. He is also a member of the TAPA EMEA PSR support group.

Ton Barten

Ton Barten

Director, Truck Parking Rotterdam