custom rigs

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

New to this year's Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship competition was the Trucker's Choice award, which was won by Austin Ashley and his 2007 Peterbilt 379.

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Rawhide Respect: Ryan Hooten’s 1995 Peterbilt 379

Ryan Hooten employs in his ’95 Pete memories of his ranch days and touches of his grain hauling livelihood.

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Class 8 wins at Tennessee Tow Show truck show

Congrats to wrecker owner-operator Ken Schofield of Bull's Gap, Tenn. Schofield won a first-place trophy in the competition at the Tennessee Tow Show in Chattanooga, Tenn., in September for this custom Class 8 wrecker. It's a 2008 Western Star powered by a Detroit engine, Schofield says, with a 13 speed transmission and a 35-ton Century body built by Crouch's Wrecker in Kingston Springs, Tenn. "They did a really great job," says Schofield, who had the ...

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Working grain hauler with 4 million miles takes home beauty prize

A hard-working grain hauler took home the President’s Choice award at the Heart of America Trucking Show's Beauty Contest last weekend.

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‘Flawless!': More kudos for the rig on the October cover — Bill Rethwisch’s 2012 Pete 389

It's been quite a while since we've gotten as many kudos as we have for this month's cover, featuring small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle 2012 389.

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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 off in more ways than one.

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2013 GATS Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Shawn Gibson’s 2013 Pete 389

Shawn Gibson has a wicked obsession with chrome, and he and his team made that known with their award-winning 2013 Peterbilt 389.

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2013 National Champion, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Jerad Wittwer’s ’01 Peterbilt 379

Family Buziness combined the work of two of last year’s powerhouses: Todd Roccapriore and last year’s Working Bobtail winner – Jerad Wittwer’s company truck from Performance Diesel Inc. in St. George, Utah.

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2013 GATS Best of Show, Working Combo: Jerry Mies’ 2013 Peterbilt 389

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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2013 National Champion, Working Bobtail: Josh Skidmore’s ’07 Pete 379

When Josh Skidmore set out to build his National Championship award winner, he didn’t want it to be overwrought or complicated. “We wanted to be simpler than everyone else. Clean lines, not a lot of flash – a real functional, working truck.”

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