It’s rather amazing the number of folks you meet at a trucking event as a journalist when your only real mission is to walk the lot and see just what happens — and … said lot happens to feature 600-plus working rigs shined up for show and a good time. That said, this may be among the last of my stories from this past late September’s Guilty by Association Truck Show at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Mo., a closer look at Nevada, Mo.-based Halcomb Farms Trucking’s 2007 Peterbilt 379, the blue rig in the foreground in the thumbnail for the video up top. It was one among the three shown that small fleet owner Kenny Halcomb and crew got extra-ready for their first participation in GBATS in 2017, actually, when as driver Randy Earnest explains in the video Halcomb’s father, Gordon, tragically passed on.
Fittingly, as the legend on the T-bar at the back of the 379 that Earnest drives here shows, the company dedicated each of the three rigs to Gordon Halcomb’s memory.
The unit was purchased from a previous owner based in Texas, who did much of the custom work to it but for what Earnest describes as detailing and some finishing of certain elements Halcomb Trucking has designed or selected since.
Hear more from my talk with Randy Earnest in the video, with plenty views on the truck there, and following find another still or two of it.