‘Mob Sled’ becomes iconic for 4 State Trucks

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Updated Mar 13, 2020
Paul Hartley of ADD Media photographed the customized Freightliner in a Dallas warehouse district.Paul Hartley of ADD Media photographed the customized Freightliner in a Dallas warehouse district.

In the early days of the “gangsta” look’s popularity among show truck owners, Bryan Martin’s Chrome Shop Mafia and 4 State Trucks brought the vibrantly colored “Mob Sled” to the 2005 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas.

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With its rich paint scheme, custom cuts on the tops of the stacks and sleek lines achieved by eliminating fuel tank straps and bolts, the Freightliner Classic drew plenty of attention at the 2005 Great American Trucking Show.

“We try to give everything a little bit of a gangster-sinister theme,” Martin said at the time. To that effect, “Mob Sled” has darkened windows, a low-ride chassis and gangster graphics. “We try to put a little fun and entertainment in what we do,” he said.

The truck is now pole-mounted outside 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Missouri, and is featured on a 4 State T-shirt.