Friday, April 1, 2016

#Faces of MATS Day 2 (Part 1)

We set out for the Paul K. Young Truck Beauty Pageant lot at the Mid-America Trucking Show early this morning. The lot was packed with almost as many OOIDA members as there were blinged-out show trucks. Here's who we ran into:

Member Dave Foster, of Joplin, Mo., with his 2005 Kenworth W9, with over 1.3 million miles on it. When he's not polishing her up for truck beauty contests, Dave hauls dry van for XPO/Conway. 
Life Member Richard Hoffman, who after a 40-plus year career as a driver recently transitioned to the role of director of safety for RoadMasters Transport out of Athens, Texas.

Life Member Steve Davenport, aka "Texas Two-Tone." "Black & Chrome, that's all I ride!"

Robert Scott, life member out of Dennison, Ohio.

Life Member Kenneth Stumpff and his wife, Letitia, of Denham Springs, La. They were showing a custom "Pete" replica that was built on a golf cart chassis.

Member Floyd Hillery, a flatbed hauler out of Bruceton Mills, W.V.