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Updated system at BP Epping will allow interstate drivers to rest while stationary
Following complaints about the availability of truck stop parking spaces at the BP Epping service station in Melbourne’s north, BP tested a new truck stop parking system.
Working with Whittlesea City Council, BP Epping is implementing new parking restrictions this month to help ensure interstate lorry drivers have spaces to park and rest overnight.
Ongoing problems were reported at the stop, as highway drivers reported having nowhere to stop.
This meant that some drivers had to detour up to 15 kilometers just to find a space to rest at night.
The new parking restrictions came into effect on Monday, April 11 and provide for two hours of parking.
Long-haul drivers can register their need for a longer break with the customer service representative on duty at BP Epping station.
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“BP is pleased to have worked closely with Whittlesea City Council to put parking restrictions in place at BP Epping earlier this month,” a BP spokesperson said.
“The parking restrictions are supported by 24/7 City Patrols and will help to ensure reliable parking spaces are available for Australian interstate truck drivers to rest.”
BP says it will review the changes made after an eight-week period and seek to apply learnings from the Epping site to other sites across the country where possible.
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