As trucks whiz by and rumble through town, residents complain, windows shake and roads take a beating. City officials have taken the first step toward ensuring the impact of truck traffic in Gardner is minimal – training a police officer to inspect trucks – but they haven’t gone far enough. They need to budget $30,000 to $50,000 for a portable weigh scale to keep overloaded trucks off our streets.

(Read more: Gardner News)

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