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Reader Suggests That ‘Locals’ Discard More Roadside Trash


Dear Editor:

I am writing in regards to the individual who wrote the piece about being frustrated by trucker trash. First of all, I want to say that you must have a lot of time on your hands if you can follow all those trucks around making sure they are the only ones that are throwing trash out.

Second, you mention only three gas companies. For one, Cabot is located in Susquehanna County, and they don’t travel Route 187 and Route 6. So that goes to show me you don’t want to blame the locals for scattering trash. That might give all you “locals” with good names a bad name, and that would be a shame, wouldn’t it?

I can tell you first hand that it’s not just the gas people throwing trash out because I live on a road where very few gas trucks travel, and my road is also loaded with garbage, tell me when was the last time you saw anyone out picking up garbage alongside the road? I can’t remember.

Besides, have you ever traveled to Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas? Well, the sides of their roads don’t look like ours, and they have a lot more gas workers in their area than we do. Pennsylvania hasn’t looked beautiful in a while, long before the gas companies came to our area.

Something else you mentioned was all the beer cans. Can you honestly say with PennDOT’s out in full force, stopping all these gas trucks that these guys are going to risk their CDL license by drinking and driving? Do you not realize that they give random drug and alcohol tests?

Maybe you should be blaming some of these young kids for the beer cans. You know they do think it’s cool these days to drink alcohol.  You cannot blame just the gas companies for this garbage. They are not the only ones traveling our roads.

Maybe some of your “locals” that seem to have nothing better to do than blame the gas workers should go out and pick up all this trash alongside the road. That would take some time off your hands.

Kelly Woodruff



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