A small New York town will begin enforcing a commercial vehicle ban starting next week, and truck drivers who violate the ban can face thousands of dollars in fines.
Starting on Monday, January 15, the Village of Liverpool, New York, will begin enforcing a weight-based truck ban on all city streets.
All trucks, tractors and tractor-trailer combinations having a total gross weight in excess of five tons are hereby excluded from all streets, roads and highways in the Village of Liverpool, except that this exclusion shall not be construed to prevent the local delivery or pickup of merchandise or other property (in the Village) along the streets, roads and highways from which such vehicles and combinations are excluded.
Fines for violation increase as the weight of the truck increases, starting at $1200 for a truck between 5 and 7.5 tons and going all the way up to $4700 for a truck weighing 22.5 tons or more.
The town is currently putting up at least two dozen signs ahead of next week’s enforcement period.
The Village of Liverpool voted to ban trucks over 5 tons from their town last summer after an Amazon warehouse opened nearby, which significantly increased truck traffic.
Below, you can see alternate truck routes provided by city officials.