Where should truckers park?

I live on a designated truck route in town, the fine I received today is for $250 for parking my semi-truck.

Dear Editor:

I live on a designated truck route in town, the fine I received today is for $250 for parking my semi-truck. In Rimbey there is nowhere for someone in the transportation industry to legally park. In winter we have nowhere to plug in to keep our engines from freezing up. The town does not give any options for us. The only options we have is to park in front of our houses.

Many people in town work in the trucking industry and everyone depends on the service we provide. I offered to move my truck (not knowing that you can’t park on a truck route) but was still issued a $250 fine — three times the amount of any major city. Now that I can’t park in front of my house it raises other security issues; the possibility of theft vandalism and of course the threat of another fine. I have talked with my neighbours and none of them mind my truck being parked. I do not sit and idle. When I am here it forces the vehicles using our street to slow down (many people exceed the speed limit and it would appear that my street is a race strip, yet I have never seen one person pulled over for this).

I would like to know if the town has any idea of what we can do and where we can park?

Ken Brown

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