Joplin 44 Petro at I-44 & Exit 4 in Joplin, Missouri will celebrate the opening of its new Super Truck Showroom and completely remodeled truckstop this Friday and Saturday, May 20-21.

The event will feature exhibits, an antique truck display, a Super Truck Beauty Contest, live entertainment featuring trucker favorite Leland Martin, fireworks and a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Joplin 44 Petro's new multi-million dollar, 23,000 square foot expansion and remodel that features a new 15,000 square foot Super Truck Showroom. The new addition nearly doubles the size of the truckstop and features thousands of chrome, stainless, lights and other trucking accessories. The Super Truck Showroom also includes two semi trucks on display that sport the latest in truck accessories.

Joplin 44 Petro has made show trucks a main attraction in the new Super Truck Showroom. Among the highlights are a bright green Peterbilt 379 named LimeLight, displayed on a diamond tread covered turntable, and a teal and purple Kenworth W900 tractor trailer showcasing a mural depicting Route 66.

The Super Truck Showroom also features a wall of lights allowing drivers to see virtually every type of available illuminated. The vinyl graphics, custom t-shirts, embroidery center and laser engraving are all housed in a one-stop Custom Shop where drivers can create just about anything.

In addition to the Super Truck Showroom, Joplin 44 Petro has also expanded their food offerings by adding a Taco Bell / Pizza Hut Express, as well as a Blimpie sandwich shop in the Fuel Center.

Joplin 44 Petro is part of the Iowa 80 Group, based in Walcott, Iowa.