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Letter: Banning commercial vehicles through downtown

Marie Freeman writes:
It needs to be posted all commercial vehicles have to take the bypass. Unless you have a bill of lading to make a delivery you need to be on the bypass. They do it in Cincinnati, they do it in Atlanta, a lot of cities do that. It needs to be posted. There could actually be a fine issued if there's a commercial vehicle using the downtown area without a local bill of lading.

I drove cross country for Stephens pipe and steel. I drove a tri-axle dump truck in Indianapolis for years. Commercial vehicles are prohibited all the time from downtown areas it just has to be posted and enacted. If they have a bill of lading for delivery they are allowed in the downtown area.

You'll be surprised how fast that will spread on the CB between truck drivers especially once fines are starting to be imposed. And it's not by axle it's if it's defined as a commercial vehicle. Atlanta Cincinnati and even a lot of small towns prohibit it if they have a bypass. Which we now do. Post it coming into town on each end of the bypass. As soon as there's tickets being issued it will be discussed on the CB :-)

There's apps for truckers with their own GPS. And I would think that it would take them through the bypass if they were using the truckers GPS. But if it was county, city law I'm sure it would be stressed on there. 119 between Harlem and Whitesburg was totally shut down to all commercial vehicles.
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GPS routes truckers through the Square



2021-03-01 - Columbia, KY - Photo courtesy Marie Freeman.
Marie writes, "Well, I just tried, and interestingly enough the GPS for a truck route is still showing it going through the Square on the truckers' app. Maybe that's something they need to get a hold of the state and have changed. Can't really blame a truck driver when it shows that's the route."

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