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​Letter To the Editor

By Shakir Muhammad

April, 2019

The Afro-American Truckers Association (AATA) recognizes and congratulates Stephen Richardson of Big G Express for having been selected Company Driver of the Year. His meticulous snapshot photo, captured in a very classy suit and tie is a true reflection of a future company and business executive.

Richardson, a Decatur, Alabama native, is the recipient winner of multiple awards and has accumulated over 3.4 million accident-free miles during his stellar 27-year career as a Professional Truck Driver. Richardson has also demonstrated a high level of safe diving, performed an amazing task to help uplift the public image of the trucking industry, and made a number of positive contributions to advance the Afro-American community in the process. He is also the worthy recipient of a cash prize for his tremendous achievement. The AATA wisely instructs the award sponsors and conductors to expand their joint effort to expand their joint effort to start providing Richardson, in particular and Afro-American truckers in general, the kind of public recognition, ancillary benefits and promotions they deserve industry wide.

The AATA’s fourfold initiative consists of naming a key Big G terminal and North Alabama truck travel center in his honor, signing him to a series of big money-making ventures, including a big budget Hollywood movie, lucrative book publication and electronic, print and TV advertisement deals making him an official high paid spokesman and permanent member of the TCA, Cummins, Love’s and Big G executive leadership team. In addition to public endorsements and support of the AATA, plan to build an elaborate Afrocentric theme truck museum in Birmingham, specifically designed to promote the lofty values of human rights, global trade, mechanical engineering, economic and infrastructure development and preserve the valuable contribution of Afro-American trucking pioneers to these important developments. The AATA and the growing number of young, ambitious and power-hungry Afro-American truckers demand nothing less for Richardson and the scores of long serving, hard working and high performing Afro-American drivers like him moving forward post-Obama, who have driven millions of miles to help build the super lucrative cottage industry that is becoming increasingly hostile to their advancement and bent on keeping them locked outside of boardrooms and away from real power, policy and decision making and leadership positions. Power to the Afro-American Truckers.

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