“This is something citizens have been asking for for quite a while, Commissioner Sonna Singleton Gregory said of the new prohibition.
Ejike said code enforcers have responded to calls about the trucks parked in abandoned lots, but added: “We didn’t have any laws to back up the citation,” he said.
“This is an effort to manage the nuisance, if you will, of heavy trucks,” he said.
Tractor-trailers are allowed to park in the lots of businesses that are operating and with which the driver has business, Ejike said. But the county still wants those drivers to find parking at approved lots if they are going to be in the county for long periods.
"It doesn't give the county good aesthetics where you come to a place where you have commercial trucks parked all over the place," he said.