Warner Robins repeals ban on overnight truck parking
Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen says he and the city council have rescinded it's week-old ban on overnight truck parking.
Shaheen issued the following statement Monday evening:
"Last week, based on the information we had, the council made a decision to put a two hours ban on truckers in parking lots. However, based on additional information we received this week, we made a smarter decision to repeal the ban. The city of Warner Robins welcomes truckers and appreciates all they do to move our country forward. We certainly leave the welcome mat out and the light on for our truckers because we are and will always be a “trucker friendly” city," said Shaheen in a news release.
Since the implementation, truckers nationwide have railed against the ordinance aimed at banning long-term parking in city lots.
Warner Robins City Council passed the ordinance mid-February banning trucks from parking for more than two hours without permission from the owner of the lot. Truckers are federally ordered to take 10-hour rest breaks and the city is home to several large industrial companies and a military base.
The Associated Press reports Councilman Mike Brashear and other city officials said they've received messages from concerned truckers from across the country looking to weigh in on the ordinance.