custom rigs

Striped work horse: Arkansas owner-op’s 2006 Pete 379

When owner-operator Hughes Morin purchased his 2006 379 Peterbilt, the truck was solid red, so he created a silver and red striped paint scheme to make the truck his own.

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Custom rig runway: Photos of a few of the show trucks competing at Mid-America

One final gallery of the show trucks competing in the trade show's truck beauty competition.

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Photo gallery: Cabovers on display at Mid-America

Among the dozens of entries in the PKY Truck Beauty Championship this week, there's no shortage of cabovers, representing brands including Peterbilt, Kenworth and Ford.

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Gleaming show trucks ready for judging at MATS

Show truck owners were busy polishing away Wednesday as they prepared for judging in the PKY Truck Beauty championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Here are some of the contestants.

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VIDEO: How does a weigh station work?

Working in part with truckers following Overdrive's 2014 Florida Pride & Polish, Chris Fiffie of Big Rig Videos turned his camera on the technology, procedures behind the Wildwood, Fla., weigh station

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Pot of gold: Tanker-hauling Freightliner

“I had just put the decals on it, and I pulled it out of the garage and the rainbow appeared,” says owner-operator Ron Stroke. “So I took a picture of it — I thought it was pretty neat.”

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10 more classic cabovers — all from you

A collection of great photos uploaded by Overdrive readers of COEs still in use and/or long-retired.

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Video: Views on Melvin Davis Jr.’s Hillbilly Hilton

All the comforts of home in the custom-fabbed 163-inch sleeper on this unit, a 2000 Freightliner Classic taken to the next level.

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Owner-operator’s pot of gold

At the end of the rainbow: The 1991 Freightliner FLD Ron Stroke Sr. originally built for another owner-operator but has been running himself since 2004.

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Homemade heavy hauler: ’96 Peterbilt 377 gets the job done

Corsicana, Texas, resident Randy Harris re-built this 1996 Peterbilt 377 a few years ago into a heavy hauler. He added special inserts, a new steer axle, a new transmission, a fourth axle, a double-locking fifth wheel and a nine-ton winch.

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