custom rigs

Pair of champs: Father-son Petes compete for national title

Video, photos: Sigourney, Iowa-based Ron Brubaker's 1993 "One of a Kind" livestock-hauling Peterbilt 379. Brubaker and his son Dan will be competing in Overdrive's Pride & Polish national championship at GATS next week.

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Photos: Pride & Polish National Championship competitors square off this month

A year’s worth of shining, polishing, waxing and wiping comes to a head this month at the Great American Trucking Show, where four trucks will emerge as the 2014 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Champions. Here are the 20 trucks in the running.

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Brockway show brings the faithful back to Huskie Town (with photo gallery)

One hundred and eighteen vintage Brockway trucks with their sturdy Husky hood ornaments made the annual trek back to the company’s hometown for the four-day National Brockway Truck Show. Here's a photo gallery and stories from the show.

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Semper Fi Services: ’96 International

Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Danny Jones took up trucking full time in March after retiring from the military, and he makes nationwide runs in his 1996 International 9600 hauling cars.

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Custom x 2: Austin Ashley’s ‘Double Take’ ’07 Pete

Video, photos and more with Austin Ashley and his "Double Take" custom Peterbilt, reflecting an approach that includes "two of everything," from twin turbos to a two-line striping design.

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

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.

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Up and running: 30-year-old Mack Superliner

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 to “make as safe and roadworthy as today’s trucks.”

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

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.

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Independent’s 1986 long-hooded Pete 359 refer hauler

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.

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

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

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