In the video up top, find a tour through Von Ormy, Texas-based Jarco Transport small fleet owner Joe Regalado’s custom 2000 Peterbilt 379 and 2018 Armor Lite end dump, the trailer newly customized to match the tractor. Regular readers will recall Regalado from the Pride & Polish national championship last year, when he came away with a big win for his working combo. That was a different trailer, however, with a steel frame — this one’s all-aluminum, spec’d to maximize payload in the operation his small fleet acquired from nearby San Antonio-area dump hauler Madden Materials, the former sand-hauling contractor whose next generation is soon to be headed out on his own. (Follow that link if you missed my video run through 17-year-old Ethan Madden’s first Pride & Polish entry of a custom 359 he’s spent his teens on and which has been in his family for decades.)
Yet his 2017 was similarly award-winning. He bagged a 2nd in his working combo class and nods for paint (1st) and engine (3nd). Regalado notes he’s utilizing his unit here for a load or two a day within Texas hauling sand to golf courses, in large part, which allows him to put his best custom tire forward and, better yet, keep the truck out of the excavation sites that are typical for the Jarco side of his aggregate/haul-off business.
Find more image/information below and in the video, with some background on the partners in the original customization, including chopping the sleeper to a flat-top, custom-fabbing body panels, visor, lights and so much more, via this link.