The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Business

July 17, 2013

Truck driver honored for reaching four million mile mark

JOPLIN, Mo. — Bill Compton was honored Wednesday by colleagues and company executives for driving his truck four million miles for Con-way Truckload and its predecessor, CFI.

Compton, 74, said in his career, he has been to every state in the nation, and all but one of the Canadian provinces. He said when he was hired by CFI nearly 33 years ago, he thought he might last six months.

“It’s been a real ride for 33 years,” he told well-wishers. “Thank God, I made it through. I wouldn’t have made it without Him and His help.”

1
Text Only
Business
Poll

Would you use a community safe room when the area is under a tornado warning?

Yes.
No.
     View Results
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
NDN Video
Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest Police Arrest Suspect in Highway Shootings Drought Concerns May Hurt Lake Tourism Vermont Goat Meat Gives Refugees Taste of Home Calif. Investigators Re-construct Fatal Bus Cras Mayor Rob Ford Launches Re-election Campaign Appellate Court Hears Okla. Gay Marriage Case Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dead at 87 Beau Biden Plans 2016 Run for Del. Governor Chelsea Clinton Is Pregnant Horseless Carriage Introduced at NY Auto Show Obama Hopeful on Ukraine, Will Watch Russians Flamingo Frenzy Ahead of Zoo Construction Crew Criticized Over Handling of Ferry Disaster Agreement Reached to Calm Ukraine Tensions Raw: Pope Francis Performs Pre-easter Ritual Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing