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Posted By roadcommander300 Wednesday, August 03, 2011 11:31 AM
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I worked for Bowman (Parts Dept/Truck Shop) at their Atlanta Terminal (Conley, GA), in the early 80's. The Terminal is still there, on Bowman Industrial Ct., but is now owned by Old Dominion. (look at Bing or Google maps "aerial view" for reference) Working in their shop, I know that all their (green) trucks were old Whites and almost as old, Freightliners. At the time their's was the longest dock in Georgia. Right at a quarter mile long.
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My family , is tied to BOWMAN TRANSPORTATION .J.N.MARTIN was my grandfather and he was also raised by the owner of Bowman's Mother which was his Aunt. Ralph and my grandfather were raised as brothers, his mother and Ralph's mother were sisters, my granddaddy's Mother died when he was an infant. the Bowman trucks started out
green in color. J.N. also owned trucks that he ran through Bowman Transportation. My Daddy Bobby Ray Martin drove for BOWMAN TRANSPORTATION AND He was killed 1969 in Charlotte .N.C. IN A BOWMAN TRUCK
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Got any photos of the truck?We have a new transportation museum starting up here in town and the guy over it is looking for info on Bowman.Another guy wants to see the truck since not many bowmans left around.

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Didn't they have some 903's in the late 80's?

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I was driving for Bowman - Gadsden/Atlanta when they closed April 1, 1990. have seen several of their old trucks running. last one I remember seeing was about 3 months ago. New decals and name, old paint.
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Yep,I live 2 blocks away from HQ.I got a lead on another Roadcommander in a barn here.I need to make a run on it.Haven't seen it yet though.GUy bought it and never ran it when he found out he needed a CDL to haul his stuff to the market.

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Today I just read Bubba Smith's obit.  Hard to believe he's gone.  I'm not old enough to remember him in the NFL, but I sure remember Police Academy very well!  RIP, Bubba.
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freighttrain knows about them,he knows where there old building is,it would be nice to restore the old girl and truck her down to alabama and take a picture in front of it

Keith William Charles DeCambra decambrallc.decambrallc@aol.com DECAMBRA L.L.C.
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I can't think of Bowman without thinking about one of their drivers named Lamon.  A 7 foot tall black man without an ounce of fat on him, (reminded my of football player Bubba Smith who played Moses Hightower on Police Academy), smoked big cigars and ran from Shreveport to Dallas and back every night for Bowman.  Then he worked 7 to 3 driving dump trucks during the day.  Excellent driver, great guy and a hard worker.  I don't guess the guy ever slept.

All I need is one more good deal and I'll be out of business.:unsure:

I'll stick with the old and they can stick the new.:blink:

Thursday, August 04, 2011 3:54 AM by TEWHITEIV
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wow, a whole book of permits?  let's see, a scanner, a page editor, a printer,,, hmmmm outlaw truckin at its finest....  :Whistling:

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