Motion to keep it trucking
A hot topic involving the city roads truckers drive on in Cheyenne is being voted on by City Council.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A hot topic involving the city roads truckers drive on in Cheyenne is being voted on by City Council. A main motion that has implications on the trucking industry in Wyoming is at the forefront of discussions.
“Trucking is a major part of that, it’s a major part of small businesses and it’s a major part of the supply chain, so while I think the work product might make sense right now is just not the time,” City of Cheyenne Council, Dicky Shanor said.
Not only are trucks an immense economic presence, but a large physical presence as well. Within council the vote varies on the ordinance, as it implies semi-trucks will have to gain permits to drive their over-sized big rigs on city streets.
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the transportation and warehousing industry makes up about 7% of Wyoming’s gross domestic product.
“I know there are a few more registration requirements as you run an overweight or over-sized truck than what they had to deal with in the past. Essentially what we’re doing is asking when they’re within the city to comply with State and Federal requirements,” City of Cheyenne City Council, Dr. Mark Rinne said.
As of today the ordinance has passed second reading and is on the agenda for the next city council meeting. All parties make compelling arguments as to if the assessing permits to truck drivers is beneficial.
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