Leadership

LEGALLY SPEAKING

Issue 3 and Volume 118.

LEGALLY SPEAKING FROM TIME TO TIME problems arise which seem almost impossible to answer with a degree of certainty. A few months ago you may recall this column discussed a case from the State of Texas involving an ordinance restricting the size of gasoline tankers. It is not proposed to discuss that case again. The purpose is to elicit from you, the readers of this column, your opinions as to the merits of the arguments, pro and con. Many communities restrict the size of tankers which make local deliveries to filling stations. Such laws usually stipulate that the trucks which make the delivery shall not exceed a certain capacity (usually 1,500 to 2,000 gallons). Here then are some of the arguments put forth for such ordinances: The amount of Class I liquid on the streets is limited. The size of the truck is smaller and more readily handled. In the…

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