Small Business in Transportation Coalition ("SBTC") President James Lamb announced today that Mainstream Media in Midland, Texas are bringing awareness to a serious trucking industry issue, namely safe truck parking.
Lamb points to all three major networks' online coverage of the battle between Midland City Officials and the SBTC, operating through the domain
Lamb suggests, in cracking down on illegal truck parking, the city is not addressing the problem of a lack of safe truck parking.
"Illegal truck parking in Midland isn't the problem. It's a symptom of the problem. The problem is Midland fails to provide safe legal truck parking,"
"First, it was illegal truck parking in Midland. Then that became driving on the wrong roads, then it became about the wear and tear on the roads. Now, it's just we don't like to see trucks because they are an "eye soar" and truckers are "completely disgusting." As a trucking trade group, we absolutely cannot and will not allow such derogatory and disparaging remarks and sentiments to stand unchallenged and go unaddressed. Truckers are not doormats,"
"What Midland needs is a
Truck Parking Management Plan.
That's what other cities like St. Augustine in Florida issue as a routine matter of city planning. We don't think Midland has one so we put in a freedom of Information request for theirs today. If they don't have one, that would explain a lot,"