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Ban on noisy trucks? Dover's fire chief says not so fast

Many large diesel trucks are equipped with Jake brakes, a system that can produce an earsplitting, jackhammer noise. Many large diesel trucks are equipped with Jake brakes, a system that can produce an earsplitting, jackhammer noise. (Justine Hunt/Globe Staff/file)
By Anna Fiorentino
Globe Correspondent / April 6, 2008

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Dover's fire chief would like to put the brakes on a proposal to ban a certain kind of noisy braking in town. The proposal, placed on the May 5 Town Meeting warrant by a group of Dedham Street residents, seeks approval of a ban on the use of a secondary braking system found on large diesel trucks - including fire ... (Full article: 446 words)

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