custom rigs

VIDEO: Long Haul Survivor raffle rig in ATHS booth

Eldon Jaeger tells the story of the Long Haul Survivor cancer-benefit 2000 Peterbilt 379, being raffled off with a final drawing in May 2014.

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Bringing out the stripes in an ’86 359

Small fleet owner Ronnie Adams combined a few historic paint/strike schemes of the 1970s and 1980s to create the color combination of his '86 Peterbilt 359.

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Bright and classy: How to upgrade your headlights, bulbs

Maximizing your custom rig’s forward lighting capability with retro-style headlights fitted with high-output bulbs can be something of a win-win.

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Project 351: A long, low KW W900L

A 351-inch Kenworth W900 spawned from a friendly game of one-upmanship.

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Showing strong: Kling Towing & Recovery’s 2013 FL 122SD

The truck represents the first such 112SD built out as a heavy-haul wrecker, and Kling put no small measure of pride and sweat into the customizations.

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Road Hawg: Juan Ibarra’s 1989 Pete 379

Juan Ibarra picked up his 1989 379 in near-junk condition from its previous owner in spring 2008. By November it was winning awards at shows across the country.

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One serious Series 60 in action at truck pull in N.Y.

A look under the hood of owner-operator Erich Owens' 2001 Western Star powered by a 12.7-L Detroit capable of pushing 2,000 horsepower at a truck pull, then moving back to freight hauling serving the mushroom industry.

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Video: Yamko’s custom Peterbilt 388

Yamko Truck Lines fleet manager John Gonzales talks about his fleet's No. 136, a shipping container hauler that has a part-time gig winning trophies at Pride & Polish shows.

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New SuperRigs show winner named after eligibility audit

Video, pictures of the newly-named winning rig, Wisconsin-based small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle-paint-schemed 2012 Peterbilt 389 and Polar tanker.

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Walcott: ‘High Gear Photography’ with Kenny Hubka

Hubka and his wife's photo work grew out of what he calls a "passion" for both the art of picture taking and, well, trucking.

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