- Associated Press - Sunday, February 23, 2014

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) - Pike County supervisors may require permits for log trucks and other heavy trucks.

Supervisor Gary Honea told The Enterprise-Journal (https://bit.ly/1jSMs1X) that the trucks are rough on county roads.

Other supervisors cited safety concerns about the large trucks, and say a permit process would give the county some degree of control over them.

Honea said other counties in Mississippi require such permits.

“We need to have somebody accountable when they do a logging operation off a public road,” Honea said.

Supervisors could also tell loggers which bridges to use, Honea said, adding that he has talked with logging contractors who do not oppose permits.

“I feel for these loggers. They’re trying to make a living,” he said.

“But we’ve got to make sure there’s safety and security out there as well as protecting the roads,” Lambert added.

County administrator Andrew Alford said he will check with other counties that have such an ordinance.

Pike County Sheriff Mark Shepherd suggested supervisors hire a couple of additional deputies and some portable scales devoted full-time to enforcing weight limits on county roads.


Information from: Enterprise-Journal, https://www.enterprise-journal.com

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