The Force Ouvrière union has just alerted Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne to the successive closures of roadside restaurants.
Thus in the letter sent this week, we can read the request to « declare roadside restaurants of public utility. This will allow them, through various aids, to continue to work, like truck drivers, in the life of the nation. (…)
According to our figures, there would be only 700 truckers with logo and 300 without logo. Or a disappearance of more than half of them. However, they are essential to the logistics supply chain in France. If only by the number of truck parking spaces they bring to our country ».
Because According to Frédéric Souillot, the general secretary of the FO, « not only are they essential for feeding the truck drivers, but they also have a car park and a place for hygiene, whereas the PL car parks are not numerous enough to receive all trucks ».