custom rigs

Family Affair: Detroit-powered 1990 cabover Freightliner

Nick Zwald of Tillamook, Ore., owns and drives this 1990 Freightliner Condor for Zwald Transport, operating under his father’s authority.

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Pride & Polish rewind: A look back at 2014’s top trucks, show truck tour

In its fifth full season, the Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship circuit produced 20 Best of Show winners and four National Champions. Here are the photos recapping the year on the Pride & Polish circuit.

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Total rebuild: Owner-op’s ’81 Pete 359

Russell Riano says he has “totally rebuilt” this 1981 Peterbilt 359 upon his 2005 purchase of the rig. When business got slow in 2005, he says, “I found this old 359 and went to town.”

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VIDEO: ‘Freedom Flyer’ custom Volvo HD wrecker

The latest in the "Welcome to my cab" vid series features Eugene, Oreg-based Tim Baumgartner's patriotically decorated custom Volvo VNL, a winner at a variety of beauty shows on the tow/wrecker circuit.

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Vitamin C: Flatbedding ’04 Peterbilt

Owner-operator Shawn Winders of Leesburg, Pa., hauls “pretty much anything and everything,” primarily flatbed materials, with his 2004 Peterbilt.

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‘Finally an independent woman’: Most Beautiful finalist and a Pride & Polish winner

Owner-operator Sonja Morris says she found trucking 11 years ago and recognized it as “a chance to finally become an independent woman,” she says.

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Shortstack makes big waves with custom truck photography

Meet Ciara "Shortstack" Sleeth, a 17-year-old high school student from the hills of West Virginia on her way up in the trucking world through her truck photography. Next for her: small fleet owner-operator...

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From the archives — Hooked: Homer Schultz’s ’93 Peterbilt 379 wrecker

Homer Schultz III's shop churned out this 1993 Peterbilt 379 a few years back to serve as Homer's personal full-time working rig.

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Owner-operator’s ‘Black out’ tribute rig gets closer to finish line

W.Va.-based Charles Timbrook's 1999 Freightliner "Black Out" eases into its military-tribute theme with new mods. And: A Reliable Carriers car hauler on Car and Driver's cover.

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Beauty shots of PDI Pride & Polish winners: Four top rigs gleam in the desert

The fifth and final stop of the 2014 Overdrive's Pride & Polish circuit wrapped up last weekend in St. George, Utah, at the PDI Dyno Event and Truck Show. Here are beauty shots of the show's four winners.

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