Christopher Scheppner, the General Manager of the TA Travel Center in Harborcreek pleaded to Erie County Council Tuesday night, to allow video gaming terminals in Erie County truck stops.
“What happens is the drivers get stuck at the truck stops for the weekend with no loads, cannot go anywhere. So they’re stuck at the truck stop, so it gives them something else to do instead of watching movies,” said Scheppner.
Scheppner told council that the drivers can’t get to Presque Isle Downs and Casino, because they’re not allowed to drive their trucks there when off duty, and there’s no shuttle to the truck stop.
But, Erie County Council voted 6-1, to enforce the ban against the gaming terminals. They had the option to ban them as part of the state legislature passed in October. Vice Chairman Dr. Kyle Foust was the only vote against the ban.