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Drivers shun ‘rip-off’ motorway services

A NEW survey has revealed the nation’s service stations are being boycotted by thousands of van drivers due to extortionate prices.

Vansunited.co.uk canvassed the opinions of commercial vehicle drivers across the UK and found that one in four now completely avoid using motorway service stations in favour of the traditional roadside café.

Of the van drivers who do visit service stations, two thirds spend on average £12 a time on basic provisions such as sandwiches, snacks, coffees and soft drinks. Of these drivers, three quarters say they feel prices are too high, citing food as having the most inflated cost followed by petrol and coffee.

Duncan Coleman, product manager for Vansunited said: “The message from van drivers is to get back to basics and focus on providing good quality food and pleasant relaxation areas.”

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