He was reported missing after his tractor-trailer was found at a Trex Mart along Interstate 35 near Lathrop, Mo. His wallet, cell phone, and other personal items were found inside his truck.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol got a call around 7 a.m. Monday about Howell’s truck at the store.
A woman told the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office on Monday night she gave Howell a ride to Cameron, Mo., where she dropped him off at a local motel.
Howell is a driver for R&M Transportation in Omaha, Neb., which used a GPS to locate the vehicle after he didn’t show up at his intended destination.
He says Howell’s truck was disabled by a problem with one of the axles.