It’s rumored on social media that the city has banned delivery trucks from driving on roundabouts. Is this true?
This is definitely NOT true and we are unclear as to how this possibly could have been promoted.
The City of Carmel welcomes all local delivery trucks as we know how important they are to keep our small businesses working and thriving in our City. In fact, we design our roundabouts – with extra strong aprons and curbs – to accommodate these trucks (in addition to our own fleet of fire trucks and street department trucks).
We had to do some digging, but we pinpointed it to a Facebook post by a local business owner. This individual posted on Facebook that his trucking company had been sent a letter from the City of Carmel to inform them that they are “restricted from driving their semi’s through Carmel.”
The City of Carmel welcomes all local delivery trucks as we know how important they are to keep our small businesses working and thriving in our City.
Two Indianapolis TV stations called City Hall to ask if it was true and could they track down the source of this letter. A lengthy search was conducted by our Community Relations office and they found that no such letter existed.
Unfortunately, the inaccurate Facebook post had gained traction and the “word from City Hall” was that new signs would be posted for semi drivers to stay away from Carmel. Nothing could be further from the truth.
As of this writing, the local business owner who apparently started all of this has now edited his original post and has admitted that there was no letter written or received from the City. All of the negative comments and the negative blogs, however, are still out there – unchanged – and the false impressions they are giving to the media and others still remain. This is one of the reasons we launched Let’s Talk Carmel in the first place … to set the record straight.
There are NO NEW TRUCKING RULES. There will be NO NEW SIGNS. And Carmel is welcoming and accommodating to local delivery trucks, just as we always have been for many, many years.
Authored by Laura Campbell, Ron Carter, Sue Finkam, Anthony Green, Bruce Kimball, Kevin Rider and Jeff Worrell