Brad's Beat: Joplin Truck Driver Recognized for Millions of Miles on the Road

By Brad Douglas

Published 01/29 2014 05:55PM

Updated 01/29 2014 07:22PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- A Joplin truck driver is recognized for millions of miles on the road. John "Smitty" Smith has surpassed four million miles on the road. He's an independent contractor for Con-Way Truckload. Smitty began working for Con-Way, then CFI back in 1986. He was honored by management and also recognized by several other drivers who are in the million-mile club. Smitty says he has no plans to retire. 

"I don't know what I'd do if I retired. I like to drive, so I'll keep driving," said 

To put four million miles into perspective, we've done the math. It's the equivalent of driving around the Earth 116 times. It's also the equivalent of driving from the Earth to the Moon 16 times. 

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