At least for now the eighteen wheelers will have to "keep on truckin" by the Loudon Highway 72 exit. Loudon City BZA refused to allow Pilot to locate their proposed truck stop at the Loudon exit. The board voted unanimously to reject Pilot's proposal.

Loudon residents can breath a little easier for a while. It would take action by the Loudon City Council to change zoning regulations before a truck stop would be permitted to locate on the exit. article