Truck Stops, Transport Cafes, Lorry Parks, 3 list pages. first links below
TRUCK STOPS TRANSPORT CAFES LORRY PARKS FOR MOTORWAYS on or near but serving UK Motorways
TRUCK STOPS TRANSPORT CAFES LORRY PARKS FOR A & B ROADS List for Truck Stops Transport Cafes Lorry Parks serving A & B ROADS
Truck Stops, Transport Cafes, Lorry Parks for ALL Ireland. Ireland does not have the same history of Transport Cafes or Truck Stops per se!
HGV LEGAL DRIVING HOURS (VANS)
HELP & MUCH MUCH MORE! Drivers Driving Hours Section. Drivers Hours books can be downloaded for printing. The downloads contain the latest drivers hours rules for lorry drivers and PSV drivers. Print out what you require and keep it in your cab for reference or light reading, Its all free from HMG. The links are provided here. Transport Cafes, Truck Stops, Lorry Parks are important for a drivers rest and relaxation. Granny & her dog need good alert drivers for the haulage & transportation Industry which includes goods and people.
Weighbridges for HGV, Vans, Farming, Agriculture, Fixed or Portable Whatever your need this International company will work honestly to meet that need.
Digital TV Aerials/Antennas for Truck, Caravan, home. If you are looking for some information and guidance then this article is for you.
Drivers Medical Examinations £43.20 with our discount dated March 25th 2013.
DONT PAY MORE.
WWW.TRANSPORTCAFE.CO.UK DO NOT TAKE COMMISSIONS NOR EVER HAVE FOR ADVERTISING THESE MEDICAL SERVICES.
SUBMIT YOUR TRANSPORT CAFE, TRUCK STOP OR LORRY PARK DETAILS (OR UPDATES FOR EXISTING LISTINGS) HERE. DOWNLOAD THE FORM,, LOCAL AUTHORITIES LORRY PARKING FACILITIES ARE VERY IMPORTANT. YOU GET YOUR OWN PAGE 100% FREE AND UNDER YOUR CONTROL.
TRAFFIC INFORMATION LIVE
SAT NAV POI FILE Download for Transport Cafes Truck Stops Lorry Parks 100% FREE Now version 27 which is A 2mb file. This zip file contains a converter programme for none TOMTOM Sat Navs. It also has a Star Trek Voyager image (wallpaper for your Sat Nav) this one is when specie8472 met the Borg and it was ERrrr Goodbye Borg. Just a bit of fun,,, Thank goodness!
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SHOW 2011 Photographs(CV Show 2011)
More photographs are being added to this page during June 2011 so call back. The 2011 CV Show was a good event broadening the coverage to a wider range of vehicles and services.
Zenloc hgv trailer and lorry security system Vehicle cargo protection security device enabling POLICE intervention if any attempt is made to breach the trailer doors. Follow this link and read more!
Sat Nav information if you are interested in getting sat nav read this.
Sat Nav Explanation/Information but a different aspect. Also Tom Tom (tomtom) help line phone numbers. Copy them for your reference.
Commercial Vehicle show NEC 2008 PhotographsCommercial Vehicle Show NEC Birmingham 2008 was an excellent venue again,,, here we have many photographs with good size and resolution to help you to appreciate the product.
GO BOX Road Toll Charging System EU region. All you could want to know about the GO BOX road toll charging system, if you know different ,,, tell me at once, Thanks!
English Countryside Scottish & Welsh Photographs Trucking around Britain. all kept as Archives. Text Articles on driving and associated concerns. Trucking, Scenery, Roads in Britain.
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About ,, Ethos ,, & Mission
All about this website.
Transport Cafe Standards
What can you expect as a customer, and what should you deliver to your customer as an owner or manager or member of the staff of a Transport Cafe or Truck Stop?
The Dripping Teapot Problem
How to solve your Dripping Teapot problem and have a smile at the same time
Truck Accessories Lorry Bits
This should supply your needs
Vehicle importation information
This page has been revised and helps you to quickly find the import information you need from government websites.
Radio Hams & Weather
Dogs & Chocolate danger,Chocolate is dangerous to dogs,, if they eat it,,, it CAN kill them,,, be warned.
Davey Hours Guard device,
monitor driving hours keep legal & Truck accessories.
CB Radio Citizens Band Radio Problems Help
You need to read this short article if you have a CB radio in your vehicle, or especially if you are going to fit one or change it in any way.
Truck Drivers Training + Hours & Medical Information
This is an old drivers information page but redirection manual via links are available.
Road toll charges & or what the man on the street thinks
Everyday Life of the Man on the Street from road tolls/charges to Traffic lights.
TRAFFIC CONTROL CENTRES ENGLAND & SCOTLAND
Transport Cafes, Truck Stops, Lorry Parks Links on left side of this page
If your Truck (lorry) has a TV in the Cab (laptop with TV) or you have a Caravan / Mobile Home you need an Antenna or Aerial as often referred to in the UK,, however you may think you need a
DIGITAL ANTENNA or AERIAL
for your Truck or home,, well! there is no such thing as a DIGITAL ANTENNA or AERIAL per se! Read this article to understand what you need when parked up at that Truck Stop for digital signals,, this applies to your home also,, so get educated, don't be fooled by some adverts!
Transport Cafes (Truck Stops) is a web site serving HGV drivers
(heavy goods vehicles) Multi Drop, Public Service Vehicle Drivers (PSV PCV), all professional drivers (truckers)
and Commercial Travellers, the Transportation and Haulage Industry generally, and of
course the Transport Cafes, Truck Stops & Lorry Parks themselves for the benefit of everybody! The links to these pages are at the top of the left side of this page.
We list Day & overnight Truck Stops which can be Transport Cafes or Lorry Parks for trucker's heavy goods vehicles (HGV's), Rigid (with Trailers) or Articulated vehicles, which all need ample parking space. Coach Drivers stops and their passengers. The region covered is, EU, UK, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland (The Emerald Isle) and wherever a Driver goes. Some Transport Cafes, Truck Stops & Lorry Parks can offer accommodation for HGV Drivers, Professional, Multi Drop and Commercial Travellers.
Driving Hours for Drivers
Truckers (professional drivers), may need to look at the permitted hours driving section on this web site. (SEE LINK ON LEFT SIDE OF THIS PAGE,, 4 links down down!).
White Van Man/woman should seriously read at least the section headed,, WHITE VAN MAN DRIVERS HOURS clearly seen on the drivers hours page.
All other drivers can also follow THE SAME LINK TO THIS SAME PAGE, its all there plus answers to many drivers questions or problems.
Truck Stops, Lorry Parks or Transport Cafes can be a safe haven when Driving Hours are reaching maximum. If you are travelling the EU region it can initially require a lot of studying. It’s possible for HGV drivers (truckers), to travel through a number of countries in the same day. Some different rules may apply. Haulage and Transportation is a stressful Industry and all Multi Drop drivers (goods vehicle drivers, truckers) in the UK need to be aware of driving hours rules & regulations.
The driver's hours link to driving hours is always in the left hand column of this page. The drivers hours subject covers, driver's legal hours, drivers hours, UK drivers hours, EU drivers hours, EU and UK drivers hours combined. From 2005 (last updated November 2012 but watched near daily) links were adopted after hours and days of searching to find those relevant to professional drivers, I think this is now better than keeping in-house pages which are more difficult for your host, but the exception can prove the rule.
New rules for Coach drivers were being considered in May 2010 which combine the different lengths of coach's into one set of max 65mph speed restrictions. Nothing seems to have happened dated November 2012 but this subject just may arise again at a future date.
New rules were also being considered in May 2010 for 7.5 ton vehicles which at present can use the outside lane of motorways and travel up to 70mph. This may in the future reduce to 60 MPH (56mph) which is the same as 44 ton HGV's. In November 2012 nothing has happened in this regard yet.
The speeds limits proposals mentioned in the last two paragraphs are approximate and are still proposals. November 2012 nothing has developed yet. MP,s may well be busy working flankers with expenses for themselves. I am sure that there are honourable people there but it has been the case for some time now in society, that doing anything is ok if it can be made to "Appear" legal. Whilst we all pay taxes on what we earn, large companies choose to be "Dishonourable" and avoid payment. Personally I don't buy from companies that have been exposed as so doing.
This drivers hours page is constantly checked & updated as required helping to keep pace with regulations, seeing that it is accurate in finding the various government departments on their different websites which is not an easy task, its time consuming,, government URL (web address domains) seem to breed like rabbits so try to find the correct address to look under has major problems, as the old URL address does a vanishing act, only to appear like a new rabbit in a new hutch with a different name on the entrance.
I know this helps you chaps,, HGV drivers, Coach Drivers, The White Van Man with more drops than Santa and all that,,,, all of you are covered by rules,, Back in time in the 90's and onwards to 2009 the driving hours section is always updated to keep pace with time and changes, also a new page was added to improve road traffic information & speed cameras. See the links on left hand side of this page. A much broader information service is given, even covering road traffic reports real time, and passenger booking service for Coach, Rail, & Air travel. This service allows available discounts to be obtained including OAP and disabled reductions, which can be about 30%. If you know of any service or drivers hours link that can be added to this page please contact us on,, office at transport cafe (one word) dot co dot uk with details. (Presented this way to avoid robot spam trawlers).
www.transportcafe.co.uk needs all of you"
This site is always looking for information on services. Truckers, HGV, Multi Drop, Members of the general public & professional drivers, can forward information on Truck Stops, Transport Cafes, Lorry Parks. Please use the SUBMIT PAGE LINK on the left had side of this page to E mail me.
Owners and Managers can better supply full details so that their service can be better promoted. We peak at about 100,000 actual visitors on this site in a month, which can be about 2.5 Million hits, however hits, if not explained are a meaningless figure, to often given to customers by web designers or host masters hoping that the business (their customer) will think it means actual visitors on their site/page.
Individual websites CANNOT get such coverage. Transportcafe.co.uk is a portal for Transport Cafes, Lorry Parks, and Truck Stops. The more details I have the better I can promote your business,, and remember we really care about you and the drivers, you help the drivers and the drivers help you! An example of good detailed information supplied is the Bromagrove Transport Cafe Truck Stop Lorry Park.
For owners or managers,,, if you wanted to sell your car or dining room table,, it would be of little use forming a website and advertising your goods to sell, the site would be lost like a needle in an internet or world wide web haystack,,,,, so what would you do,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, you could use E Bay, which does sell a large quantity of goods! If you want to promote your Transport Cafe, Truck Stop, or Lorry Park,, you need to have a page on www.transportcafe.co.uk where you will get MUCH MORE attention and it's still free!
We post a special submission form link from this front page for a while to help,, (see 5th link down on left hand side) once listed you are there forever, unless the bankers of this world sink us all with greed! All this is part of the service, a free service created by a one time HGV driver from back in the 1950's/60's,, why did he create this free site, simple old fashioned love & affection for the job that professional drivers do, WVM (white van man) HGV, PSV, and the commercial traveller. This site is my a gift to all drivers,,,, and their service suppliers.
Knights of the Road
Good Transport Cafes Truck Stops are a great asset to all drivers. We are your Web Site Transport Cafe for Truck Stops & Lorry Parks for all the UK, Ireland and EU. Wherever a driver goes we will list the details on these pages for you. For "all" drivers, truckers, & Travellers. Transport Cafes & Truck Stops are always being added.
They are meeting places for the "Knights of the Road" Truckers, HGV and Multi drop drivers. Good stops for drivers are very important, its impossible to know all the "Truck Stops or and Transport Cafes and Lorry Parks", some may close, some new ones may open.
This Websites organisation
This website is designed to be simple and so easy to negotiate, the links are clear to see on
all pages. You will not find then scattered about. The Transport Cafe and the Photo Gallery lists are pages with many links to their own subject matter. It is near impossible to put them all on every page, so we have Truck Stops & Transport Cafe lists on two different pages, one page for Motorways and quite close to motorways, and another on A & B class roads, then the photo gallery links page. In all there are near 400 hundred pages.
Get your Truck Stop or Transport cafe listed here, or good trucking product or Service.
Your Transport cafes or business can be listed here (See the submit link on the other side of this page). Ideally send the complete details and as many photographs as you can. If you have a suitable product or service, send me the details. I will be pleased to take information from any Transport Cafe or Truck Stop, Lorry Park or Service organisation that is helpful to the professional driver. Transport Cafe's or Truck Stops may not always be as imagined, so any stopping place, or any Cafe or stop that a driver finds useful.
Special Caution Request.
WHITE LINING and Recovery & Tyre Fitters Drivers
I had a mail from a driver many years ago who had been white lining for more
than 36 years, he is concerned that he would not make retirement age,
seriously, so please give them gentle friendly honk in good time before passing close, followed
by a friendly wave. This applies of course to all road works personal, we all have a job to do, keep them safe, as we like to be.
Also a mail from David Stretton on behalf of all professional recovery drivers and our colleagues the tyre fitters, who are working on the hard shoulder inches from 90kms per hour vehicles. You can see us a fair distance away because of our beacons, please respect our position and move over into lane 2 if possible, to give us living space. HGV please dont overtake past us. Suction from passing trucks can pull us into the road, thank you all - in anticipation.
Tom Tom Sat Nav Points of interest (POI) files (VERSIONS AVAILABLE ARE UPDATED OVER TIME)
There is a list of links on the left hand side of this page,,,, you will find the download there. The download also has a conversion kit if for other Sat Navs with instructions. ITS A FREE GIFT FROM ME TO YOU,,, FOR USE BY ANY DRIVER,, haulage operators can of course pass it to their drivers. IT MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED BY ANY OTHER WEBSITE.
These Sat Nav Files will work on some other types of Sat Nav. The download file is updated from time to time so check back for the latest download. You can also E-Mail me a request to add any other such location to the list or change the description. Safe driving!.
this list of HGV WVM stops (poi files) for your Sat Nav is the largest list available by far and it is FREE, and gets updated free also, if you add to it yourself then you wont be able to update any more or you will loose the few you have added but,,, if you send your requests to me I will update for you and then you get all the other requests from the UK included,, which you could never do because of the time it takes. Many are coded and recorded with all the other copyright data; commercial use of these files is protected by law, and will be enforced. Any website making use of these files will have the hosting company approached to remove the website. No Hosting company will wish to host copyright protected data, and would act on being informed. One website has been removed from the Internet to date for trying to gain by offering this poi file. We will continue to make this FREE for all personal & all professional driver use and companies wanting to install it on their drivers Sat Nav's. Our main requirement is that it cannot be used for profit and must be downloaded from this site.
Safe Driving to you all, remember,,, everyone out there is loved by someone,,, even those high speed the roundabout is mine,, car honkers! God bless them,,, they cant help being stupid,, ok,,,, inconsiderate then! Its the way their parents didn't teach them, they are all plain inadequates, just be thankful you are not like them and smile, even if your teeth are together!!!!!!
When www.transportcafe.co.uk first came into being in the mid nineties the internet was in its infancy, different coding methods were the main thrust of design, software was used to produce websites, but also there was a strong body globally of those who hand code meaning they don't use software to produce a page or website. Transport Cafe co uk choose to hand code at that time, and as such a good understanding of the www was in practice a pre-requisite, that understanding took time and the learning curve was steep. Hand coders are like the civil engineer who designs a building, they understand the structural requirements, while the painter or decorator does not need such attributes, after all their skills are in another direction. Each unto their own! So how and why did the Internet world of Transport Cafes Truck Stops and Lorry Parks come about this way?
Pure and simple Love is the answer,,, The webmaster had at the beginning of time been involved in HGV driving in the armed forces, and on entering civilian life he made his way for 3/4 years doing just that, driving HGV's and being a WVM, also taxi Chauffeur work around London and the UK, but the greatest love was HGV's and artics, getting them into confined places all over the Uk with different loads all flats ropes and sheets. Then a change of direction back to school and into another world,, but never forgetting the world of Transport,, understanding that world and its hardships. When a interest in the internet was established tens of years later,, that appreciation of Transport Cafes, Truck Stops & Lorry Parks from early years was still strong,,, the Knights of the road, well most of them,,,, as in all groups in society,,,,, So www.transportcafe.co.uk was formed as a free site and still is today, the running costs are not cheap for a 400 plus page site and we get some bills paid which we appreciate, but the driving force is still love for that world of good Transport Cafes and those drivers who need their good services,,, today we are the most comprehensive site of this kind on the internet. We will never forget the driver and those who supply a service to him/her, we understand you! Because I WAS THERE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and WILL NEVER FORGET!
For the Space Buffs we still have Voyager wallpaper for your computer 1024X768 or 800X600. I think this was specie 8472 who decided that they didn't like someone's planet. Then they took off after The Borg!,, who were (are) persuasive assimilators of anything up to 8471 it seems,,, then Whoops! Enter Janeway and 7 of 9. Or is it an upgrade for a British Leyland Turbo Charger,,, didn't I mention the time warp? .. we have people on this planet who don't like it either, and they cant get off! Personally I have real sympathy for those who cant get off complete with their own flesh,, but when they start knocking Jim and Jane Bloggs off,, who had no ambition other than to keep their feet on good old Terra Firma,, I sort of can go off ,,, those people,, (hope you read that slow!) (put voyager in the page search facility on the photographs page.
British Telecom have invited comments after blocking mail port 25 without customers knowledge. The below is an extract of one comment seen.
Lower your shields and surrender your broadband account.
BT will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.
Yeah! Right! You lower your shield,,,,, Not Me! Your webmaster says,,,, I use ADSL24,, no monthly contracts,,,,, no 12 month contract force fields,,,,, your own online control panel,,,,, fast service if you need it which is rare,,,,, no port blocking,,,,, no throttling back,,,,, no shaping,,,, how do I manage without those long phone calls for service,,, Errr well,,,,, sorry,,,,, it was not service,,,,, but I might think of something to call it!
The Mustard coloured Link boxes below will have their content changed as time passes, their purpose here is purely to highlight different, new, or refurbished pages, "ALL" of which can always be accessed via either the A & B roads Transport Cafe, Truck Stop, Lorry Park list page, or near Motorways list page, finally the photo gallery list page. So the purpose of them here is to bring to your attention pages which, for different reasons are being highlighted!
HGV DRIVERS HOURS & COACH DRIVERS.
This link can also be found on the left hand column of links, it covers medical information and foreign travel (EU) & the medical paperwork you may need just in case you are taken ill or stub your toe on the clutch.
VOSA TESTING STATIONS LISTED BELOW ARE BEING CLOSED
- Bishopbriggs (Glasgow) - December 2011
- Mitcham - July 2011
- Simonswood (Liverpool) - December 2011
- Gloucester -December 2011
- Garretts Green (Birmingham) - July 2011
- Swynnerton (Stoke) - April 2012
Birmingham Lorry Park Truck Stop M6 A38 M5 M42
Lorry Park provided by Birmingham City Council,, Very secure with high definition Cameras day/and night vision, movement detection.
Any reports of browser display or link faults on PC in MS Explorer 5 + 6 + 7 + with all service packs, to the Webmaster please. This website is mainly best viewed on a PC at 1680X1050 or wide screen display. 17 inch screens are often found to be better at 1152X864 however it is designed to flex to the size of your screen at any size with MS explorer 5/6/7/8 all service packs. All pages are now being designed to work on Firefox, some older pages my not do so. The code is 100% validated CSS1 CSS2 advanced.
Designing a web page to flex and fill all browser window sizes and resolutions can be extremely difficult for webmasters, hence you will very often see restricted sizes presentations, not using the full screen you have paid good money for. In recent years the number of permutations has grown to a vast number, so always-perfect layout still may not be achieved, I beg your indulgence! We choose to design to full flex as a technical challenge rather than design for a narrow strip in the middle or one side of your computer window. 22inch screens displaying at 1680 by 1060 screens should enjoy especially our photographs of that size when viewed with explorer. Firefox definition (dvi hdmi) historically has not been as good, which has nothing to do with us. Of course the better the definition (quality of text and images) the more work your computer has to do, Explorer has always been, and is, good. Call it names if you like but it is good at its job!
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And as we say in the UK "Have a jolly nice day" from
Webmaster John Paul Eden M.Sc IT. B.Eng. Hons. (coding for enjoyment).