custom rigs

VIDEO, photos: Robb Mariani’s custom ‘white whale,’ take twoImage Gallery

| August 02, 2014

A walk-and-talk around the former American Trucker host's custom creation, the "Low Patrol" 1974 Ford he's owned since 2003, newly customized.

Up and running: 30-year-old Mack Superliner

| August 01, 2014

Ben Ickert of Amboy, Wash., hauls logs throughout the state with his nearly 30-year-old Mack Superliner. Ickert, of Amboy bought the truck three years ago and says he’s had to put $50,000 into restoration work ...

Derek Smith’s ‘Project Triple Threat’ 333-inch 379 stretchImage Gallery

| July 28, 2014

DMS Transport small fleet owner Derek Smith decides against a new glider or truck upgrade in favor of a customization of his 2005 Peterbilt 379 for regional/local grain hauls.

Independent’s 1986 long-hooded Pete 359 refer hauler

| July 25, 2014

Independent Kenny Morrow hauls fresh and frozen chicken for Tyson with this 1986 extended-hood Peterbilt 359. He bought the truck 17 years ago, he said, and it’s the third 359 he’s owned.

Fitzgerald Pride & Polish winners: Ashley’s ‘Double Take’ Pete, father-son duo take top billing

| July 19, 2014

A quick look at the four Best of Show winners, and two other notables, from this year's Fitzgerald Truck Show Pride & Polish.

PHOTOS: Pride & Polish in Tennessee, Day 1Image Gallery

| July 18, 2014

Some views on the first, overcast day of the Overdrive's Pride & Polish truck-beauty competition in Crossville, Tenn., at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits facility.

Minty tough: Owner-op, custom Pete brave tough times together

| July 15, 2014

Chris VanPelt and his 2007 Peterbilt 379 have been through some tough times together, including a divorce and two bankruptcies. But he and the rig have pulled out some good times of late riding the ...

Custom built: Independent’s drill hauling Pete

| July 11, 2014

Independent owner-operator Randy Green of Lufkin, Texas, has his own company, A Team Heavy Haul, hauling mostly drilling rigs with his custom-built Peterbilt.

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