Joplin

Chicken lights visible from outer space

The Guilty by Association Truck Show was "hands down the best $100 we've spent in a long time," Wendy says. "Next year, I'd like to see 300 trucks and some mainstream news agencies..."

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Chrome overload at Guilty by Association

"The Precious" is in the competition: "I'm OK with the disparaging comments -- the meanest ones usually come from people who don't have a truck at all, so there's that. I do know this, we've got family in Joplin now, and that's the biggest win of all."

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VIDEO: Bryan Martin previews Guilty by Association Truck Show

The Guilty by Association Truck Show in Joplin, Mo., gets under way this Friday, Sept. 26. Owner-operator George Parker and Overdrive contributing writer Wendy Parker shot this brief preview video with 4 States' Bryan Martin.

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SuperRigs 2013 calendar: Familiar face in an unfamiliar place

Sneak peak at familiar faces in the Shell SuperRigs 2013 calendar, now available with an oil change at participating locations. And: Vid from the 2012 30th anniversary show in Joplin, Mo., highlighting the city's rebuilding efforts.

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A miracle in Joplin

Debbie Zehrer tells the exceptional story of her encounter with young truck illustrator Chase Harnage at the 2012 Guilty by Association Truck Show at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Mo.

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Colin Stuart’s ‘Working Class,’ shown in Knoxville this weekend

Just as I was wrapping up my time at the Southeastern Regional Truck Show this past Saturday, April 14, what would pull into the lot at Knoxville, Tenn.'s Chilhowee Park on East Magnolia but this stupendous custom 1984 Peterbilt 359, the usually heavy-hauling (he had on a load of pallets Saturday) Working Class of Harvard, Ill.-based Colin Stuart. Stuart was on hand with trucking troubadour Leland Martin, who performed Saturday afternoon and whose latest record is ...

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New health-insurance offering for Con-way Truckload operators

Owner-operators leased to Joplin, Mo.-based Con-way Truckload began receiving information over their Qualcomm units and in packets in the mail last week about a first-time offering from the company, the TrueChoices program. Under the program, administered by TrueNorth, a collaborative insurance and financial strategies firm, owner-operators will have the opportunity to choose from four tiered medical insurance offerings, two dental plans and vision, short-term and long-term disability, life, accident and critical illness policies. Weekly settlement-deducted ...

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Getting around ‘Truckermageddon'; American Trucker season 2 ‘gets hardcore’

California 'Carmageddon' also a 'Truckermageddon'? NBC Los Angeles ran this report on truckers' plans for avoiding the I-405 shutdown this weekend -- the 405 will be shut down northbound in a 10-mile stretch between I-10 and U.S. 101. The southbound closure will begin at U.S. 101 and extend four miles to the Getty Center Drive ramps. On Friday, the closure will begin at certain on-ramps as early as 7 p.m., and closure of freeway lanes will ...

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More tornado aid coming from the trucking industry

It keeps coming. If you missed the feature on the trucking industry's response to this spring's horrendous series of devastating tornadoes in Truckers News' current issue by Caroline Taylor, click through this picture from the magazine (taken in the city of the magazine's headquarters, Tuscaloosa, Ala.) for the full feature. Since it was written, various other companies have teamed up to offer various forms of aid, including Shell Oil Co. in Joplin, Mo. Shell teamed up ...

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4 State’s Bryan Martin on Joplin rebuilding efforts in All Drivers Together conference call

In a conference call last week put together by the All Drivers Together group, a collaboration of owner-operators and drivers opening up a free conference line to drivers and others in the trucking industry around the nation to network and share information toward industry betterment, 4 State Trucks' Bryan Martin noted the shift in efforts around his home city of Joplin, Mo., to rebuilding in a big way last week. "This week, it’s cleanup crews ...

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