Will German parking facilities be more secure?
The Federal Office for the Transport of Goods in Germany has launched a funding programme to cover the major part of the costs of using secure parking facilities for lorries.
Currently in Germany there are 20 parking facilities with a high standard of security. Given the size of the country and the length of the motorway network, it is a drop in the ocean.
Manufacturers and transport companies in Europe are losing 1.3 billion euro annually as a result of cargo theft. It is estimated that physical cargo carried onboard almost 26,000 trucks is stolen in Germany every year.