Residents of Greenwich, Connecticut continue their fight to prevent truckers from parking along I-95 and other various places. Weeks after the state DOT placed 26 signs along a 1.5 mile-long stretch of I-95 from the New York state line to just south of exit 3, there have been fewer trucks parked along that stretch of the interstate.
Largely due to the effort of one local area man, truck drivers, once again, are faced with meeting deadlines as well as meeting Federal standards when it comes to trucking regulations. Mike Riley, president of the Connecticut Motor Transport Association Inc., a Hartford group that represents 1,000 commercial vehicle firms that carry freight in and through Connecticut, said more rest area space is needed statewide to solve the problem.
“Frankly truckers are not welcome in Greenwich. They [Greenwich residents] want their arugula delivered but they don’t want to see the vehicles that deliver it,” he said.
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