Motorway service area operator Moto has upgraded the food voucher scheme it offers HGV drivers parking overnight at its sites.

The previous £10 voucher, which drivers paying for overnight parking could purchase for £2, is being relaunched with the emphasis on giving drivers a better deal and more choice.

Instead of a single voucher, which could only be used at Costa or Burger King, drivers will now receive two £5 vouchers which can be used at any of Moto’s food outlets, including Greggs.

The new voucher, which will still cost £2, applies to drivers parking overnight and launches on Thursday the 9 July when operations at all of Moto’s 48 sites will have returned to normal.

As the new scheme launches, the free meals for HGV drivers parking overnight will come to an end.

The scheme, which was launched as a thank you to the HGV community for their work during the lockdown, has seen nearly 30,000 meals and more than 20,000 hot drinks given away to drivers, who were able to choose from a special menu at 24 Moto sites.

HGV drivers will also benefit from another free hot drinks giveaway on 9 July.

Ken McMeikan, Moto’s CEO, said: “HGV drivers continue to do a magnificent job in keeping the country supplied with vital food and medicines. They have been among the unsung heroes of the coronavirus crisis and we wanted to recognise their efforts, first by providing free hot food and drinks and now through a more flexible food voucher scheme that will increase their choice of brands to shop at while also giving them even better value.”