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When on the ferry between Britain and either Netherlands or Ireland, there's a trucker's lounge. Only truckers allowed. Why do the ferries have this? I can understand the point of the Stena Plus Lounge — additional cost for additional luxury — but why the truckers lounge?

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    I would say, truckers are a reliable source of income. There is competition and truckers can choose the ferry company they want to catch. Hence they offer the truckers benefits to get their business. Sep 3, 2017 at 21:12
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    @RodneyHawkins I agree, same reason why some hotels have crew lounges.. so airlines would choose them for their crewmembers for overnight layovers... Sep 3, 2017 at 21:57
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    @NeanDerThal Interesting, I didn't know about crew lounges.
    – gerrit
    Sep 3, 2017 at 22:22
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    Truckers are ferry companies equivalent of airlines Business Class frequent flyers - a good source of regular revenue, if you keep the customer happy....
    – user29788
    Sep 3, 2017 at 23:28
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    Don't forget that the truck is paying a lot more than a regular car.
    – JonathanReez
    Sep 3, 2017 at 23:38

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Because truckers are a solid source of serious revenue. If each truck brings in (say) €500 of revenue, and all it takes to get the driver to choose a particular ferry company is a €1 cup of coffee and a spare room with some daggy sofas, offering this as a "trucker's lounge" is a no-brainer.

Incidentally, this kind of thing is pretty common at highway rest areas as well, and long-distance bus drivers in particular know exactly where to go. Fill up your truck here and get a free cup of coffee, or better yet, drop off a busload of passengers for a break and get a free meal.

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  • Quite a few highway rest areas come with free showers for truckers as well.
    – user29788
    Sep 3, 2017 at 23:48
  • Or not technically free, but well featured in their membership club programs. Sep 3, 2017 at 23:56

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