officers banged on the doors of big rigs and padlocked buildings
as they shut down the massive Slidell, LA, TA truckstop along I-10
between New Orleans and the Mississippi border, The Times-Picayune reported July 15.
truckstop, which was shut down as part of a dispute between its
current and former owners, had 200 parking spaces in its lot. All
were cleared, as was the store and restaurant inside. Even employees
were told to leave.
newspaper reported that the closing of the truckstop was caused
by a lawsuit by the former owner, Slidell 76 Auto/Truck Plaza and
Truck Stop Gaming Ltd., against the current owner, Morris Holdings
Inc. The court ruled that Morris had fallen behind more than $1
million in payments and foreclosed on the property.
is going to cause a lot of problems," Don Lambert, Slidell,
a self-employed truckdriver, said. "Every night, the parking
lot is filled with more than 150 truckers who are going to have
to take their business someplace else."
told The Times-Picayune they were not told when they would
return to work.