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With cooperation, Big Al would help put Columbia on the map

He says a truck stop in Columbia, KY, would be a gold mine for the community. He's het up, but probably without realizing that Miss Vicky wasn't pointing an accusing finger at truckers, but rather, we think, at the scoundrels, scalawags, rouges, and thieves who might insinuate themselves into their pull-off camping area, and might attempt to get her stuff before they got 'lead poisoning." -ED

By Big Al Owens, the Big Rig Trucker

I am a trucker and I am offended by the choice of words quoted in ColumbiaMagazine.com about truckers. It would lead folks to believe that truckers are thieves and rogues.

If you knew the life that most truck drivers lead, you would understand the need for a truckstop to be placed in this area.


I have suggested this need to the now deceased Don Franklin, and to the Walmart management about Walmarts that I have seen with available truck parking and no one seems to understand that building a truckstop in Columbia would be a gold mine.

There are no truckstops between I-65 and I-75 on the Cumberland Parkway. This is a very popular and heavily used route for truck drivers ,so when most truckers stop on the ramp here in Columbia, it is not to vandalize or steal from the locals, it is to get some much needed rest.

Anything you wear, eat, or use is brought to you by a truck so please don't insinuate that truck drivers are going to try to enter your home and take your precious belongings that they brought to the store for you to buy.

The only thing that these guys would like is maybe a shower or a nice homecooked meal. We have some of the finest people in the world right here in Columbia, so if a truckstop was built here, there would be many qualified folks to provide the services that truckers need.

Big Al would be delighted to provide updates on how good the shower was or how great the home cooked meal was that I had at the Columbia Truckstop if someone ever makes this dream a reality. I can see it now, truck drivers broadcasting on their cb to other drivers the need to stop in Columbia to see some of the prettiest ladies in the US, bringing them a steaming hot plate of the many delicious recipes fixed in this area!! - Big AlComments re article 50434 Update Good part left out of the news report on City Council


This story was posted on 2012-03-06 10:09:52
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