Ohio Wal-Mart bans trucks from overnight parking

| Tuesday, January 31, 2006

A Wal-Mart Supercenter in Canal Winchester, OH, has caved into demands from nearby residents and stopped allowing trucks to use its lot for overnight parking.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that the ban came after residents of a nearby condominium community claimed that the noise from the idling trucks was keeping them awake at night.

The company reacted quickly by posting signs warning truckers that any trucks parked there would be towed at the owner’s expense.

Local law requires Wal-Mart to put up four tow-away signs in the lot before enforcing the no-parking policy, The Dispatch reported. The retailer went above and beyond the law and put up special “No Truck Parking” signs as well.

While residents are happy with the new truck ban, The Dispatch reported that they are still concerned about the traffic that could result from a gas station Wal-Mart plans to build on its lot.

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