Elderly Homeowner in a small coastal Maine Town. . .
(Boothbay Harbor Maine)
I would like to hear from the trucking community on this one. I live across the street from a hardware store in a small town. Twice a week, a large tractor trailer arrives at 4:40AM to await the opening of the store at 6:00AM. The driver leaves his truck idling for that length of time. In the winter months, I can hear the idling through the closed windows and in the summer months, I hear it through the open windows. The idling is like a steady drum beat with occasional blasts of air. Sometimes, there is a metalic sound that erupts. When the shop opens, the unloading begins.
Would I be out of line if I were to ask the driver to turn his truck off from 4:30-6:00AM so that I can sleep?
I drive a diesel automobile so I understand the fuel savings by letting the engine run but I think it is too much to ask me to lie awake from 4:30-6:00. I am exhausted!