Trustees in Ohio township file suit against trucking company over muddy road

By Clarissa Hawes, Land Line staff writer | Monday, March 30, 2015

Trustees in Perrysburg Township, Ohio, have filed a lawsuit against a local landscaping and trucking company, stating its owner failed to install wheel-washing equipment to prevent trucks from tracking mud onto a local roadway.

The lawsuit, filed March 10, seeks an injunction against Wylie and Sons Landscaping LLC, of Perrysburg, Ohio, for tracking mud onto the roadway from its location on Glenwood Road.

In an email to Land Line about the lawsuit filed against the trucking company, Perrysburg Township Administrator Walter J. Celley wrote, “On advice of legal counsel, I respectfully decline to comment or answer questions regarding the lawsuit.”

According to a recent article in the Sentinel-Tribune, the company’s owner had agreed to install the wheel-washing equipment, but hasn’t complied with the trustees’ request yet.

Trustees allege in the lawsuit that tracking mud onto the roadway may “pose a safety hazard to vehicles traveling along the road.”

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Safety and Fitness Electronic Records – SAFER – system lists Wylie and Sons as operating approximately 20 trucks and lists the same number of drivers.

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