custom rigs

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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PHOTOS: Pride & Polish in Tennessee, Day 1

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.

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

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 show truck circuit.

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Custom built: Independent’s drill hauling Pete

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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River States Customz winners: Diorio continues streak, 2 others added to championship

Two more competitors have punched their tickets for the 2014 Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship series, earning Best of Show victories at the River States Customz Pride & Polish event held June 27-28. They are joined by two seasoned veterans as the show's top rigs.

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1977 TranStar 4200: Old-school ‘patina’ at Pride & Polish

High Gear Photography proprietor and Precision of New Hampton hauler Kenny Hubka's Transtar harks the first rig he ever steered, his father's 1972 model.

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Oldest known complete Peterbilt ever built restored, on display

The oldest known complete and operable Peterbilt, a 1939 Model 260 — just one of 15 built by the truck maker that year — is currently on display at Peterbilt’s facility in Denton, Texas.

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