TruckTower could help to ease Europe's lack of truck parking spaces

Will Shiers
September 19, 2022

Three German companies have collaborated to form TruckTower, an innovative solution to Europe’s truck parking problems. Complete with a central lift and moving platforms, the multi-storey truck park can store 16 artics in a space previously used for four. 

Project manager Dr Felix Hackbarth, says the concept is attracting a lot of attention, both with hauliers, and also truck parks. In the case of the latter, drivers would leave their vehicles in the secure TruckTower, and sleep in an adjoining hotel. 

Vehicles are stacked in the order in which they will be required the next morning. However, if a truck is needed unexpectedly, it will take between five and 10 minutes to access it. 

Hackbarth says in the future battery-electric trucks could be charged overnight at TruckTower, and believes the concept could also be adapted to accommodate trailers dropped off by autonomous vehicles. 

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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