In such a complicated and dramatic moment haulers are working to guarantee the delivery of essential goods. A4 Holding Group, which manages A4 Brescia-Padova and A31 Valdastico motorways, together with MAN Truck & Bus Italia, have decided to offer to all haulers the possibility of having a break with hot shower and a coffee for free at Autoparco Brescia Est.
It is a small but symbolic gesture in favor of an entire category which, although now in precarious working conditions, has not failed to give support to the country to face the emergency. In order to benefit from the service, drivers will simply have to go to the Infopoint of Autoparco and request the magnetic card needed.
"In these weeks" - explains Alessandro Smania, Marketing and Communication Director of MAN Truck & Bus Italy - "we often asked ourselves what we could do in favor of the truck drivers who are on the road every day, besides guaranteeing normal assistance in case of a breakdown. With deep regret, I’ve read and learned from many operators in the sector the difficulty they encountered to simply drink a coffee or use the toilet. Daily gestures that are often taken for granted but that today have become complicated and that we cannot fail to provide to the people who guarantee the supplies to hospitals, pharmacies, supermarkets, service stations and much more ".
"Most of the time" - highlights Nelly Girlanda, head of Communication and Institutional Relations of A4 Holding - "we are led to take for granted the contribution to the country provided by the category of road haulers that pass through our motorway network and in Autoparco every day, to then realize how, in a situation of crisis like this, they are on the front line with an incomparable sense of duty. This small gesture, conceived together with MAN Truck & Bus Italy, is thought to thank the tireless work of the road transport category, that is making an indispensable service to Italy in these long and complicated weeks".
Transport in Italy and Autoparco di Brescia Est
In Italy, 85% of the goods traffic, so about 880 million tons handled per year, travel by road.
Autoparco Brescia Est is currently the largest one in Europe. Every year the industrial vehicles that stay there at least one night are about 80,000; on the other hand, if we consider those passing through the car park to access the various services (fuel, workshop, tire repairer and restaurant) we can certainly talk about more than 300,000 vehicles.