This Town Is Angry At ‘Napping’ Truckers — And Here’s What They’re Doing About It

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This Town Is Angry At ‘Napping’ Truckers — And Here’s What They’re Doing About It

Residents of Lower Nazareth Township in Pennsylvania say truckers who park in town are causing unnecessary damage to their roads — and they want to put an end to it.

“Truckers are trying to find a place where they can hide, or sleep,” board chairman James Pennington said in a recent town meeting.

Pennington mentioned two prime locations where drivers often park in order to rest; the first location is Keystone Drive near Hanoverville road, near an active construction site. The second spot is behind an Applebee’s Restaurant off Route 248.

According to an article in The Morning Call, residents and officials want to put an end to napping truckers, but currently have no way to stop them — that’s because there aren’t any laws or weight restrictions preventing drivers from stopping there.

Town officials say they are currently looking into enacting local ordinances in order to officially prohibit semi trucks from parking there. Until that happens, they have no choice but to deal with it.

Anchorman's Comment
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I guess they should just find another way to get all their goods delivered to their perfect little town. Maybe train...or military supply drop...rofl-3.gif

Anchorman's Comment
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“Truckers are trying to find a place where they can hide, or sleep,”

Hide?...Are you serious Mr. Pennington?...

Come on guys quit playing around out there. This is no time for hide and seek!

So we are not aloud to sleep or rest...what happens when we run you over after being to tired to drive? I'm guessing you will not have any complaints. You will understand due to the circumstances.

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“Truckers are trying to find a place where they can hide, or sleep,”

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Hide?...Are you serious Mr. Pennington?...

Come on guys quit playing around out there. This is no time for hide and seek!

So we are not aloud to sleep or rest...what happens when we run you over after being to tired to drive? I'm guessing you will not have any complaints. You will understand due to the circumstances.

Hiding? Yes it's so easy to hide a 13.6 80,000 pound beast.

Michael S.'s Comment
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I just checked Google Earth for the two locations mentioned. There is a distribution center on Keystone Drive, and an outlet like mall with a Walmart across the road from the Applebee's. I also came across articles from at least 2012 about problems with trucks in the township. That is, they don't want trucking centers built, or they're complaining of traffic to a terminal that was constructed in 1960.

Sheesh.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Raz's Comment
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Wouldn't it be great if all truckers could boycott loads going into this town ?

Kieran L.'s Comment
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For real. People are so easily upset over nothing. Why are they so bothered by a few sleepy truckers getting a nap? Would they really rather have no trucks coming in? I don't think most people even realize how much their daily lives depend on truckers or how badly it would affect them if there were no trucks stopping there. Their precious town would cease to function. Seems like a lot of people have the view that trucks and their operators should somehow be invisible to the public while still doing their jobs efficiently. Next, they'll be wanting a nationwide network of underground tunnels built for the trucks to go in so the public doesn't have to look at us and our big ugly rigs anymore. lol

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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This makes me too mad to write a clean response to this arrogant mindless stupidity, so...

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I can understand the concern if the trucks are parked really close to houses where they can hear the engine running and smell the fumes. Day in and day out that would drive you insane. But if they're parking in what sounds like commercial zones anyhow then I wouldn't expect there to be houses to awful close.

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I can understand the concern if the trucks are parked really close to houses where they can hear the engine running and smell the fumes. Day in and day out that would drive you insane. But if they're parking in what sounds like commercial zones anyhow then I wouldn't expect there to be houses to awful close.

I deliver to the Walmart on PA 248 frequently. The lot they mention behind Applebee's is located a good distance from any of the residential areas. Both of the malls on either side of 248, have huge lots, not really sure what the issue is in those locations. I am not familiar with the construction entrance mentioned. Overall this area is a mecca of warehouses, distribution centers, and 248 is a connector route between Rt. 22 and Rt. 33 (and further south I-78) so truck traffic is prevalent.

So typical of the government to solve a perceived problem by creating another one. For fun I checked the Morning Call and to my surprise every person commenting on this article was in support of the truckers. At least their is some level of common sense out there and/or truck drivers who still read the newspaper!

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