Telling the Story
Highway 66 Meanders Along
To be filled in
Tiny Truck
Pouch Truck

Bruce Crim’s Introduction:

Many stories have been written about the history surrounding the development of the highway system in the United States but few have created as much interest and romance as that about what was often called the “ Mother Road”—– Route 66.  And few of these stories and books written about the old road  could claim to be complete without telling the story of  Campbell “66” Express.  Now just who is going to be able to tell such a story?  After all, Route 66 was officially given its name by important citizens of the day who lived in Springfield, Missouri in 1926 and Campbell “66” Express first got it start in the same place and the same year and both of these entities existed over the next period of 60 years. Well it looks like the task has fallen to me- J. Bruce Crim. I will do my best to tell this story with the highest respect for the many men and women of this period who toiled night and day to move the goods via truck over our beloved old road.

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Marsha Ice
August 8th, 2014 at 7:24 am

My dad, Homer Ice, worked at the Soringfield, MO plant. He was a “Systems Analyst”. We have such wonderful memories of Mr. Campbell and the company. We are very proud Daddy worked for such a wonderful company. So many great spirited people worked there. Just recently the son of a man that Daddy worked with contacted me on Facebook. That you for this site. God bless.

dennis jackson
August 23rd, 2014 at 6:39 pm

pat……..dick stone was terminal manager when I started in april 71……..didn’t know to many office management but know all the road,,,city,,,dock guys and as I said before about all has passed on……porky….walter samples……Kelly…gene davis….ed….passed on also they were dispatchers…I have a old senority list tried putting it on here but for some reason can’t…..maybe if send it to bruce he can put it on…..think it is from 74……..

Chris blessett
August 23rd, 2014 at 8:43 pm

When did the company close the doors and did they have the camels on the trailers there whole history. One of there trailers is up the road from me in butts county ga. Stile has the camel on it.

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