With the amount of truck traffic in the region, Karl Hauch believes a truck stop is needed in Bruderheim.
The mayor would love to see a truck stop established in the town.
“In our region we see that there’s a need for truck stops.... there’s a fair amount of truck traffic in our region going on Highway 45 through town,” said Hauch. “Folks that work in town or live in town that work in the trucking industry don’t have a place to really park their vehicles.”
There is property for sale that he personally thinks would be a good location for a truck stop and it is already zoned as commercial land.
“Safety is paramount in people’s minds and the idea that there’s a dedicated truck stop in our region somewhere, it’s good not only for business but it’s good safety wise because then truckers can get the rest that they need,” added Hauch.
While council is not pursuing this, it is a business option available to those interested.
Right now the closest truck stop to town is in Sherwood Park.