We’ve heard a number of great things about the newly renovated PJM Lorry Park in recent months, and as it was shortlisted for TSN’s Truckstop of the Year last year, we felt the need to check it out for ourselves. It's fair to say, we weren’t disappointed.
When the current owners took over the truck stop in March 2013, the existing site underwent a £250,000 transformation. This included re-lining the entire yard to make it suitable for HGVs, upgrading all aspects of security and giving the canteen a complete overhaul bringing it up to restaurant standard.
Situated just 20 minutes off the M42 near Coventry, PJM Lorry Park offers an ideal central location to those who are facing a cross country commute and need a pit stop to recharge themselves.
With parking for up to 160 trucks, a driver can leave his vehicle safe in the knowledge that security is among PJM’s greatest priorities. Something which was recognised by Truckstop News with a recent award.
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When spending as little as £3 in the onsite restaurant, drivers can park free of charge for up to two hours, regardless of the type of vehicle.
Overnight parking is a competitive rate of £22 during the week, including a £9 food voucher. Over the weekend the price drops to £14.
For those who need to leave an unmanned load, PJM offer a safe and secure truck drop for just £15 per day.
One of the most appealing aspects of PJM is its eatery.
Route 45 is open Mon - Thurs, 6am - 10pm (last orders at 9:30pm) and Fri, 6am - 2pm (last orders at 1:30pm) with seating for up to 80.
They offer an extensive menu including all day breakfasts, savouries from a self-service bar, a full range of hot and cold beverages and even a roast carvery with daily specials. All meals are home made, on site.
If Route 45 is closed or you fancy something a little different the security office can provide you with a range of menus for local takeaways... delivered to your cab!
To add to the fantastic food and security, the facilities at PJM Lorry Park will not disappoint.
According to reviews from Truckstop Review, PJM has also been awarded for its exemplary food, something that the site prides itself on.
PJM also offer an exclusive Loyalty Card scheme, which is free to join and allows drivers to receive exclusive perks, promotions and gifts throughout the year.
Current rewards include branded drinks bottles and various toiletries. Gifts change regularly so make sure you snap them up whilst they’re available. In future, the site is hoping to include beanie hats and baseball hats along with other useful items for even the most seasoned road user.
If your vehicle is in need of a good clean, PJM operate a truck washing facility available 9am-4pm, Monday-Saturday for vehicles of any size. Prices start from as little as £10 per vehicle.
According to site owner Paul Moore,
"in our last drivers’ survey, 88% of drivers rated PJM Lorry Park ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’, so we must be doing something right!"
We are also delighted to announce that PJM are making plans to expand their trucking haven to another location and have been researching possible venues with their loyal customers in mind, so watch this space.