North Judson Town Council Tables Truck Route Ordinance

First Farmers Bank and TrustThe North Judson Town Council has decided more research needs to be conducted before regulating truck routes.

The measure was brought up at their last meeting. Under its current language, the ordinance would regulate where commercial truck traffic can drive in the community. Should the ordinance pass, local law enforcement could cite truck driver’s not following the designated routes.

North Judson Clerk-Treasurer Donna Henry says additional research was needed.

“The Council decided that they wanted to research updating the GPS systems to ensure that our truck route streets are accurate,” says Henry.

Part of those considerations include: speaking with companies who manufacture GPS devices.

By specifying which routes can be driven by commercial truck traffic, North Judson hopes the GPS companies could help limit where the traffic flows.

Henry says other communities have been working on similar efforts.

“The Council is going to pursue that, or research that somewhat, but we’ll probably still have our second and third readings at the next meeting,” says Henry.

Further consideration of the Truck Route ordinance was tabled until that research could be conducted.