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Tri-State Truck Center

Street Address: 2527 N. Eastgate
City, State, Zip: Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: 417-869-0566
Fax: 417-869-1900
Website: and
Top Executives: Tex Beal, Branch Manager; Mike Norvell, Service Manager; Billy Henson, Parts Manager
Year Founded: Nationally in 1945, locally in 2013
Number of Employees: 335
Product or Service: New and Used Class 6-8 Truck Sales, Service and Parts


Nearly 70% of all the freight moved in the U.S. is moved by truck, and approximately 9.2 billion tons of commodities, components and finished products are being loaded on to trucks and transported annually. That means a lot of trucks are on the road at any given time, in fact statistics show three million heavy-duty trucks and over three million truck drivers are on the road each year. To sell, service, and maintain those trucks is where Tri-State Truck Center comes in. 

Serving the Mid-South since 1945, Tri-State is a fourth generation family owned and operated business with nine locations in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Mississippi. Recently expanding into the Springfield market, Tri-State brings their experience, resources, and commitment to over-the-road and local truck drivers, with Mack and Volvo new and used truck sales and leasing, parts, and service departments. 

Tri-State purchased Southwest Missouri Truck Center in October 2013 and kept the staff in place. Tex Beal, Tri-State’s Branch Manager, sees both the location and the existing staff as win-win for the company. “We’ve had to make very few changes. Here in Springfield we have a great market, a great location, and a great staff.”  

“We’ve also got great competitors here, and that makes us better, it makes us work harder and smarter,” Beal added. “We are very excited about local growth, and our customers here can expect the same service we provide at our other locations. We have friendly and knowledgeable staff that is going to go above and beyond to help them.” 

As one of the only truck dealers in the area representing two major brands, Tri-State brings their nationwide purchasing power to the area, as well as a wide variety of options. In house they have the ability to serve any customer in any application, including dump trucks, refuse, semi-trucks, and local delivery trucks. Whether someone is looking for proven toughness off the road, smooth luxury for the highway, or anything in between, Tri-State has what they need.  

Having been named a Mack Dealer of the Year twice in the past four years, as well as Leasing Dealer of the Year twice, Tri-State is a recognized industry leader. With a thorough understanding of the trucking industry, Tri-State offers extended hours for parts and service, and works to keep their customers on the road and performing at peak efficiency. In addition, the entire Tri-State team takes the company commitment to communication and excellent service seriously, and every customer is treated like family. 

“We’re not new to trucking, just new to Springfield,” Beal concluded. “This city has a lot to offer us, and in turn, we have a lot to offer to both the over-the-road operators and truck owners in the area.”



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