The city of San Antonio wants to ban overnight truck parking on all city streets by proposing a new ordinance.
The proposal was presented to the Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, September 19th. It will ban overnight truck parking on all nonresidential city streets in San Antonio, Texas, from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
“There just aren’t enough truck stops in the city of San Antonio, let alone the ones that go around the country,” said Beatrice Foster, whose family owns a truck stop on Potranco Road.
The woman said it costs $100 to $200 a month to park a truck at her family’s business, and there are more than 50 trucks on the waiting list to use the lot.
“There just aren’t enough truck stops in the city of San Antonio to park them, let alone the ones that drive all over the country,” Foster said.
“Products don’t just show up in your kitchen or in your home. The truck driver brought these things to your home, to your city,” she continued. “So all we’re asking is for truck drivers to help solve the problem of finding a place to park.”
The committee voted to consider the issue at a full City Council meeting at a future date. The date is not yet known.
The proposal was not discussed with any truckers’ association.