Bucks County Mall Parking Lots (& Residential Streets) Are Being Used as Truck Stops | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

[Image: Truck parked on Lower Dolington Road in Newtown Twp is a concern of residents.]


Across America, Cristos and other truckers are in high demand, yet these drivers are often cash-strapped and have few places to legally stop for a spell. Laws require truckers to stop at specific times. If too far from a legal parking space, you'll find them parked outside a shopping center, a residential street, or highway off-ramp.


Located at the confluence of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and U.S. Route 1, Bensalem is also trying to keep hundreds of truckers off local roads, which aren't designed for such heavy loads, DiGirolamo said.


Nearly every day someone is calling about a massive truck parked outside a home on an otherwise quiet residential street, the mayor said.*