Joplin 44 Petro Truckstop to hold grand opening festivities

Antique truck displays, a Super Truck beauty contest, and live entertainment featuring Leland Martin will highlight the grand opening festivities for the Joplin 44 Petro Truckstop in Joplin, MO

Antique truck displays, a Super Truck beauty contest, and live entertainment featuring Leland Martin will highlight the grand opening festivities for the Joplin 44 Petro Truckstop in Joplin, MO.

The center, located just off I-44 at Exit 4, will showcase its new Super Truck Showroom and remodeled Truckstop during the event, scheduled for Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21. In addition to exhibits, there will be a fireworks display and ribbon cutting ceremony.

A full schedule of events is available at www.joplin44.com.

Joplin 44 Petro features a new multi-million dollar, 23,000 sq. ft. expansion and includes the 15,000 sq. ft. Super Truck Showroom, featuring thousands of chrome, stainless, lights, and other accessories. There are also two semi trucks on display showing off the latest in truck accessories, and a “wall of lights” that shows what each available type of light looks like when illuminated.

“You’ll find a bright green Peterbilt 379 named “LimeLight”, that has a retro look about it, displayed on a diamond tread covered turntable and a teal and purple Kenworth W900 tractor trailer showcasing a mural that features our country’s greatest road, Route 66,” said Joel Hamilton, general manager.

Drivers will find the Custom Shop inside, available to produce vinyl graphics and custom T-shirts, or perform embroidery and laser engravings. For food, a Taco Bell/Pizza Hut Express and a Blimpie sandwich shop highlight the expanded offerings.

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