Joplin

Spot market demand indicators drop but remain favorable for truckers

Load post counts were on the rise last week, but truck posts rose even higher after the holidays. It was the first week the van load-to-truck ratio declined since the ELD mandate went into effect. Yet the ratio was still 10.7 van loads per truck, way above what’s been historically typical, for any time of year.

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Can I get a radio check?

CB fouls turned into great illustrations of its proper use in two convoys over the weekend in Joplin, including a hundred-mile, 14-driver/truck video shoot "in the regular flow of traffic that came off like it was butter."

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Big comeback for this cabover, one of 550-plus trucking stories at Guilty by Association

A tale of triumph from near-ruin September 10, 1987 in Pratt, Kansas, for this 1976 Kelty Farms International Transtar. And: More from Joplin, Mo.

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EB I-44/I-49 lane closed at Prigmore Ave. in Joplin May 13-14

Concrete pours for new off- and on-ramps for the "Crossroads interchange" going in at Prigmore Avenue and I-44/49 in Joplin will see closure of an eastbound lane of the interstate May 13-14

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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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