After reading ''Proposed Truck Parking Ban Draws Critics in Montgomery'' {Jan. 13}, I felt compelled to respond in defense of the blue-collar worker.

The article states that commercial trucks weighing 10,000 pounds or more would be banned from parking overnight in residential neighborhoods. I couldn't believe the Montgomery County Council is even considering this. The law was introduced by Neal Potter, who said large trucks have created problems in the county. What Mr. Potter didn't say is what the problems are.

Then there is Edward S. Milenky, president of the Manor Lake Civic Association, who said, ''Large trucks, oversized vans, even tow trucks and buses have invaded the streets of our communities, causing parking problems, complicating snow removal, imposing undue wear and tear on local roads not designed for heavy, continuous loads and significantly degrading the appearance and property values of the affected areas.''

Mr. Milenky's thinking is totally preposterous. I live in Montgomery County, and I use a 10,000-pound truck for my business. It doesn't cause parking problems, and it surely doesn't impose undue wear and tear on the roads. Not everyone can run a business out of the back of his Mercedes.

I am also a homeowner and taxpayer. Since 1982, when I bought my house, my taxes have steadily risen. My newest assessment shows another increase in land value, thus more taxes. But if the council members have their way, I will pay more and get less. They don't seem to realize that my taxes pay for snow removal and road care, and that I have right, too. I'm about to appeal my assessment, because I don't think local government officials realize what's going on in my neighborhood.

I think there are much more important things for the council to do than hassle the working class. Sure, there are some people who abuse the parking situation, but they can be dealt with in a sensible way. The council should try to work with people in a way that will help everyone. JEFFREY D. WERTH Silver Spring