custom rigs

The ‘Service & Sacrifice’ 1988 Freightliner FLT86 veterans tribute cabover

Ed Harwell's custom tribute to military veterans made its first truck-show appearance at the PKY championships at the Mid-America Trucking Show. This video, and plenty of photos, show the meticulous work put into the cabover's restoration.

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Keith and Kevin Whightsil’s 2004 Kenworth W900

Keith and Kevin Whightsil, a father-son duo of Topeka, Kansas, own this 2004 Kenworth W900 equipped with a Studio Sleeper.

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Vladimirs Putjatins’ 2017 Freightliner Coronado glider

Putjatins, owner of Lawrenceville, Ga.-based Vimana Logistics, added a 20,000-pound steerable pusher axle with Minimizer fenders for all three rear axles.

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Meet Bill Warner Jr. and his ’87 Pete 359 / Mac dump combo

Powered by a 425-hp Cat, the original motor, through a 15-speed transmission and 3:70 rears, Warner's 1987 Peterbilt 359 has been under his ownership for more than a decade waiting to be given the treatment it got for the PKY championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show this past week.

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Bringing home the hardware: 10 trucks leave MATS with Best of Show honors

A full list of winners from the PKY Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show last week.

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Chris Godbey’s 2013 Freightliner Coronado

Chris Godbey's "Betty" is a 2013 Freightliner Coronado powered by a Detroit DD15 and backed by an Eaton 13-speed with 3.55 rears.

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Show trucks shine at MATS

Check out some of the show trucks in the PKY Truck Beauty Championship at MATS.

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Jeremiah Lund’s Peterbilt 389 glider

Hauling for TDS Trucking out of Fertile, Minn., Lund hauls liquid fertilizer, propane and anhydrous ammonia.

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Calvin Edge’s 2016 Peterbilt 389 glider

Owned by Calvin Edge, owner of Edge's Transport out of Milner, Ga., the truck is used to haul sand, gravel and other commodities in the Southeast.

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Luke Gion’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

Gion hauls anhydrous ammonia throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Montana.

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