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2013 National Champion, Trucker’s Choice: Austin Ashley’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

| October 30, 2013

This profile is part of a two-week series in which Overdrive will be publishing stories about the four Pride & Polish National Championship winners — crowned in August at The Great American Trucking Show — and the four best of show winners from the event. 

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New to this year’s Overdrive‘s Pride & Polish National Championship competition was the Trucker’s Choice award. 


2013 National Champion, Working Combo: Bill Rethwisch’s 2012 Peterbilt 389 and Polar tanker

Three years ago, after 15 years of trucking – 13 of those spent hauling gas – Bill Rethwisch decided to start showing trucks. It’s paid ...

Prior to The Great American Trucking Show — where the series culminated — Overdrive readers voted online for their favorite truck in the National Championship series. That Truckers’ Choice winner was Austin Ashley’s 2007 Peterbilt 379, Double Take, which is pictured above.

Ashley, of Raleigh, Miss., also won Second in the championship’s Overall Working Bobtail. 

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  • Daddyo

    No fender convex mirrors releases this vehicle from being called a truck and has been my opinion since 1958. It might easily be compared to driving a submarine, or a horse wearing blinders.

  • Truck Farmer

    well daddyo – if you’ll take a look at the registration I think that’ll straighten you out. Glad I could help strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.