To the Editor:
I attended the SSA hearing on the 5:30 am freight boat. Several truck drivers spoke about the need to deliver early, and the truck company owner(s) were present as well. Most obviously absent were the people, schools (in summer?), and hospitals that they say need the goods before 7 am. These people might have sent a written comment if, in fact, the early run is critical to them. I have no doubt an extra run or two is required to service the summer crowds on the Island. I suspect the real benefit is to the truckers, who can beat the traffic, and the truck company owners, who can get an extra “turn” on their equipment with a very early run.