Small Pennsylvania Trucking Company Opens Doors Despite Obstacles

August 9, 2000

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A small Pennsylvania trucking company was given the go ahead earlier this week to begin operations at a repair facility despite protests from several area residents.

Officials in the small community of Landisville, near Lancaster, approved a request by a couple who want to use a small portion of the city’s land to maintain their small fleet of trucks.
According to reports from the Intelligencer Journal, about 50 area residents opposed a proposal by Joseph and Julie Ressler, arguing that a trucking company would change the "character of their neighborhood."
The tract of land was previously owned by a trucking called J.U. Baker, and is zoned for general industrial use. The Resslers own four trucks, three of which will be stored in Lancaster and used daily for business. The fourth is a classic show truck, which will be kept in a garage for occasional use at shows and charity events. Six trailers and l12 additional trucks that the couple leases out will also be stored on the property.
The Resslers proposed a list of conditions that they will abide by in order to make the proposal acceptable to the city, such as restricted hours of operation, when and where repair work is done, and how many tractors and/or trailers are on-site at one time. They also agreed to do all repair work in a garage, and to not store anything outside.
An independent analysis determined the company's traffic impact will be insignificant. The Resslers have anticipated no more than 10 vehicle trips to and from the site each day.

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