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Truckers lose ability to park in their own driveways after Florida neighborhood votes to ban semi truck parking 


61 truckers will be affected after an attempt to change a code banning semi truck parking in the neighborhood failed after a sudden uptick in enforcement. 

On Thursday, January 25th, the Palm Beach County Commission voted to allow parking two trucks up to 16,000 pounds in the Loxahatchee and Acreage neighborhoods. While the vote technically relaxes the code banning the parking of all commercial vehicles, truckers who have been living in the area say that, until recently, the rule hasn’t been enforced at all over the last decade

The board relaxed the ban on commercial trucks but rejected the parking of semi trucks in a 4 – 2 vote. The commission will vote one more time before the code is officially changed, reported WPTV. This decision is a stark change from late last year, when the commission voted in favor of semi truck parking in the neighborhood.

“I’m glad the board made the right decision and rejected allowing big rigs to park in residential neighborhoods,” said District 2 Commissioner Gregg Weiss. “To address the shortage of semi-truck parking, we are working with our state and federal partners to create adequate parking facilities in the right locations.”

District 6 Commissioner Sara Baxter, who was working in support of the truckers, said the board was working on a “balanced approach that everyone can live with,” but the results of that approach will still leave the 61 truckers living in the neighborhoods unable to park their trucks on their own property

The final vote on the ruling will be held on February 22nd. 


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