Truckstop wins national award

Posted on 30 January 2020

Ashford International Truckstop has won the award for the best Large Truckstop of the Year 2019.

The GSE Group owned site, close to junction 10 of the M20 at Waterbrook Park, was nominated by its customers for the awards, which are organised by the industry’s national trucking newspaper, Truckstop News.

The award comes as construction of the new multi-million pound 28,000 square feet truckstop, located close to the original one, is well under way and set to open in the Spring of 2020. The overall size of the new lorry park is 20 acres and will provide 660 HGV parking spaces.

The existing truckstop is open 24 hours, seven days a week, and offers secure and guarded parking alongside a shop and a gym with the latest fitness equipment. The restaurant provides excellent freshly cooked meals, offering healthy options throughout the day and night.

It is further complemented by a big screen TV sports lounge, friendly bar and lounge, laundry facilities and free WiFi for customers.

This award tops off a very exciting 2019 for us which saw the number of vehicle spaces increase from 143,206 to 150,921.

Darren Smith, General Manager, Ashford International Truckstop

Darren Smith, General Manager of Ashford International Truckstop, said: “We are honoured to have been awarded this, and we would like to thank each of our customers who took the time to nominate us. We Won ‘Truckstop of the Year’ in 2016, ‘Best Overnight Stay’ in 2017, and it’s fantastic to win the ultimate prize.

“This award tops off a very exciting 2019 for us which saw the number of vehicle spaces increase from 143,206 to 150,921.

“We have continued to strive to meet and exceed our own high standards of service, which has been made possible as everything on site is owned and operated by the GSE Group.”

Ashford International Truckstop has seen growth in its business thanks to the success of its app, which enables drivers and businesses to reserve spaces, making this process even more quick and easy. It also allows Traffic Managers to keep track of their vehicles without wasting time and resources.

Darren Smith added “2020 will be another exciting one for the team at Ashford International Truckstop as the team gets ready to move to the new facility.

“When open it will offer unparalleled levels of quality and service and the ultimate home away from home for our customers.”