They rumble through their town day and night. And, today, a group of campaigners began a fight to stop lorries and HGVs passing through Watlington in Oxfordshire.
Rather than use the M4 and A34 route, or M40, to travel between Berkshire and Oxfordshire, the small market town is often used by lorries who travel on the B4009 as a shortcut between Oxford, Thame and Reading.
Now a pressure group called Watlington Against Pollution, has been set up to reduce the number of lorries. Mel Bloor reports.