Welcome to Republic, Missouri, where locals say it is not made for tractor-trailers. According to Debbie Bishop, a resident of Republic, trucks have taken to parking in driveways and are tearing down power poles. This is due to an Amazon distribution center in town. As we drivers know, you can’t park early at Amazon. And taking a look at Trucker Path, the closest truck stop is the Flying J in Springfield about 15 miles away.
So to help keep truckers from tearing down fences, the city did the usual, putting up “No Truck Parking” signs. Someone had recommended directional signs to the distribution center. But is there anywhere to park there? Nope. Like I said, Amazon does not let you arrive at its distribution centers early (there is usually a 15-minute window). So maybe instead of the “cheap” route of placing signs, how about a truck parking area in these fancy tax revenue streams called “distribution parks.” Oh, never mind, you don’t get income off a parking lot.