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Tricked-Out Truck Puts Garner Driver's Dream in Gear

Posted January 22, 2007 7:00 p.m. EST
Updated January 22, 2007 7:29 p.m. EST

— A Garner truck driver is headed for schools across the country to tell kids about his profession and to show off the bright yellow rig called "Honor Roll" that a national television show made from his former truck.

Joe Poole had the dream during his 32 years of pushing trucks over the highways. His sister nominated him. The CMT Network program "Trick My Truck" had the $150,000. They came together in a school-bus-yellow dream truck that left Poole speechless.

"I was speechless. Tears were rolling," Poole said of the "reveal" when the team of truck customizers showed him what his old blue rig looks like now.

”To me they just made the dream come true, to go and talk to young kids all over the country,” Poole said.

Poole's truck was one of 24 chosen for a makeover from more than 30,000 nominations.

"Oh lord, this is awesome," Poole told the crew as he climbed inside to see his new custom interior.

"Joesph, you've always wanted to educate kids about truck so we turned your truck into a school bus," Bryan Martin, one of the customizing crew and owner of 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Mo.

“Man, that is one awesome school bus," Poole answered.