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NJ Town Hiring Officers To Enforce Truck Idling and Parking Laws


Clinton Township police officers may soon be working in Union Township, New Jersey, to enforce truck parking and idling laws.

Union Township was originally slated to hire a part-time officer to enforce the laws but instead approached neighboring Clinton Township to form a partnership.

According to NewJersey.com, there are two truck stops situated along Route 173 in Union Township: a Pilot Travel Center and the Clinton Truck Stop.  Both townships want to crack down on trucks parking along the highway, because city officials are complaining about litter being tossed from the trucks

Union Township committeemen Frank Mazza and William Bischoff recognize that the drivers are parking along the highway to rest when the truck stops are full, however, the committeemen still want to see the no-parking ordinance enforced.

“Truckers are supposed to park in the lot at Pilot if they need to sleep, but sometimes the lot is full,” NewJersey.com reported.

Officers will begin enforcing the parking and idling ordinances soon.

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