There’s been a number of towns that have become rather unwelcoming to truck drivers. Back The Truck Up has covered cases where towns have cracked down on truckers bringing their tractor, in some cases their only way to get about, to their homes to park during their hometime.
Palm Beach, Florida, and Macon, Georgia are two recent cities to drop the hammer on truckers, and now we can add San Luis, Arizona to the list of “Not In My Backyard” truck-hating cities. A Facebook post from the San Luis Police Department on Feb. 7 made it clear that they are planning to increase enforcement for trucks in residential-zoning areas, declaring “zero tolerance” and posting pictures of trucks they had already been scoping out.
Truck parking is nearly non-existent in San Luis, with only a 10-parking-spot Circle K fuel station in town. The closest option is the Cocopah Casino, it is about a half hour away and again, a small parking lot.
The closest major truck stop chain is the Love’s Travel Center in Yuma, an hour’s drive from San Luis. The Flying J Truck Stop in Fortuna Foothills, a suburb of Yuma is another location, but still a long way from home.
This is a developing story and Back The Truck Up will be keeping you updated as the situation develops. We are reaching out to local officials and industry stakeholders for their opinions on the situation.
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