Having created a short survey, the SSPG is hoping to hear from industry including HGV companies, members of the public and other interested parties such as local authorities, government representatives and councillors.
It is the first time, on a national basis, that the public, elected representatives and those involved in haulage and logistics will be able to provide an accurate snapshot of the situation as it currently exists at the moment.
The SSPG wants to hear about incidents of crime directly or indirectly attributable to off-site, insecure parking and its impact on business and communities. It is gathering evidence on whether the current lack of secure parking is impacting on the haulage and logistics industries as well as having a detrimental effect on local communities, and what needs to be done to improve the situation.
The anonymous survey, which opened on Monday (23rd), takes about 10 minutes to complete and is open until Friday 25th May.
The online survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MQ2HK3Q
The survey is not the end of the story, it is intended that the information will be used to inform further debate, discussion and ultimately action, to alleviate the current situation.
SSPG membership includes the FTA, the British International Freight Association, Police Scotland, the Road Haulage Association, the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, and Transport Scotland.