Telling the Story
Highway 66 Meanders Along
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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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Shirley
March 31st, 2014 at 6:24 pm

good job, keep up the good work.

Jacque Dolinger
April 4th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Interesting website. Glad to see this online.

Pat
May 25th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Good Luck with your presentation. I’m sure you will give an excellent one.

Linda Crim
May 25th, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Thanks for stopping by the website. It is a work in progress.

Pat
May 25th, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Good luck with your presentation.

Pat
May 25th, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Sorry for the double comments Don”t know what happened. Anyway sounds interesting.

Mark
June 23rd, 2014 at 6:47 pm

Thank you for keeping up the history. My best friends dad worked out of their St. Louis Missouri terminal and retired with them. All the things that I was told about this company have always interested me. I have been collecting a bunch of Campbell Track books, and one of the 15 year patches for perfect driving and a toy truck. Some day, I hope to buy one of their old box trailers. Companies like this do not exist anymore and that saddens me. Such an amazing history. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Mark Reinacher

John DeWitt II
June 23rd, 2014 at 6:48 pm

My dad drove a truck for 22 years 9 months16 days. I buried my dad in his uniform. I still have my dad’s 20 year diamond tie tack.

Mark
June 23rd, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Sorry, forgot to mention I am such a fan of this company.. I tattooed their camel logo on the calf of my leg! Humpin’ to Please!!

Mary Ping
June 28th, 2014 at 5:17 pm

As my brother John Dewitt said my father drove forr over 22 yrs accident free and he pasd away in Nov of 2008 and me and my brother baried him in his uniform the complete one as well as with several patches and pins. Our friend Mark Reinacher had all his humpin to please magazinez and we buried him w one also a friend DREW had painted a small truck for us that he was also buried with

dennis jackson
June 29th, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I knew your dad well worked with him for 13 yrs out of st Louis terminal……not to many I worked with still around your dad was a good guy hard worker etc…..

Pat
July 5th, 2014 at 11:24 am

Any St.Louis office personnel follow this?

dennis jackson
July 17th, 2014 at 9:44 am

pat…….about all personal has passed on along with road,,,city,,,dock…..

Pat
July 23rd, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Dennis …..were you a driver?

dennis jackson
July 23rd, 2014 at 4:36 pm

pat…..yes I was roaddriver from 4/71 to 5-83 st Louis mo teamster local 600………most all on road,,,city,,,dock,,,personal dept’s are all passed on think out of 46 on road me and 2 others only ones left…..shame knew them all…….frank Campbell had nick names he would call certain people he called me hippie….lol ………

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