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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Free Blood Pressure Checks for Truckers

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Free Blood Pressure Checks for Truckers

Affairs of the heart will be top of the agenda at the award- winning Chippenham Pit Stop in Wiltshire on St Valentine’s Day but it won’t have anything to do with romance.

For the Pit Stop people, who are already concentrating on helping their trucker customers keep healthy hearts by including a low- fat breakfast on their menus, will also be offering free blood pressure checks on the day.

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Truck Stop Recognised by RHA for Promoting Driver Health and Wellbeing

Truck Stop Recognised by RHA for Promoting Driver Health and Wellbeing

We were delighted when the RHA (Road Haulage Association) showed an interest in our monthly health campaigns, that were devised to draw attention to diseases most likely to affect drivers who spend long hours behind the wheel.

Now the RHA is praising and drawing attention to the Pit Stop’s pioneering work to improve driver health in a video currently being shown on the association’s You Tube information channel.

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New General Manager at Truck Stop

New General Manager at Truck Stop

“I’d Rather Serve Truckers Than Pop Stars and Royalty” Says New GM.

Lee Fenn, the recently appointed new General Manager of the award- winning Chippenham Pit Stop, just off junction 17 of the M4 in Wiltshire, has paid a glowing tribute to his trucker customers.

He comes to the transport business from the hospitality sector, where, as a former hotel manager, he has waited on pop stars and even royalty during his thirty- year career.

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Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Free Blood Pressure Checks on your break at Chippenham Pit Stop.

At the beginning of September we said a fond farewell to Neal our Manager for the last 5 years, his can do attitude, energy and orange reflective jacket will be greatly missed! Good luck Neal with your new endeavours, we all wish you well.

On a positive note, we are delighted that Lee Fenn our Assistant General Manager is taking over the reins as General Manager. Lee brings a wealth of experience to the role and we are excited about the future development of the business under his direction.

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Chippenham Pit Stop in Wiltshire signs up for the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme

Chippenham Pit Stop in Wiltshire signs up for the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme

From heart healthy breakfasts for truckers, to welcoming breast feeding mothers – Chippenham Pit Stop embraces motorists from all sections of the community.

It’s not that Chippenham Pit Stop on the M4, which serves around four hundred drivers a day from all over the UK and Europe, is expecting many female truckers to bring their babies to work.

But far more, that its popular restaurant where the emphasis is on healthy eating, and adjoining Draycott Stores selling many locally sourced products, is being used by a growing number of discerning M4 travellers not to mention villagers from surrounding communities.

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Chippenham Pit Stop Featured in whatstacydid.com Blog on Wiltshire

Chippenham Pit Stop Featured in whatstacydid.com Blog on Wiltshire

We were delighted to be featured in the well known blog whatstacydid.com.

Photographer Stacy, who is based in the Peak District, came to Wiltshire for a 3 day visit of the sights. On her way through she popped in for lunch.

Stacy loved Chipenham Pit Stop’s homemade pie!

Here is Stacy’s review of our restaurant and truck stop.

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