Peterbilt

25th anniversary Truckers’ Choice finalist: Jon Eilen’s 2010 Peterbilt 389 and Macsimizer trailer

Jon Eilen's 2010 Peterbilt 389 is one of five finalists in a special edition Truckers' Choice online voting contest celebrating the 25th anniversary of Overdrive's Pride & Polish.

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Paccar MX-11 engine to be offered for certain Peterbilt models

Peterbilt will offer the Paccar’s new MX-11 engine in its Model 579 and Model 567 trucks beginning Nov. 13.

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Peterbilt, Kenworth to skip 2016 MATS, join all other major truck OEMs in doing so

Both Peterbilt and Kenworth announced in recent days they too will be sitting out the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show, joining all other major North American truck manufacturers in doing so. Both also have indicated they intend to return to the show in 2017.

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Photo gallery: Concept trucks and how they’re shaping the future of trucking

The last few years have seen several announcements by truck makers and others about what the future of trucking technology and equipment could hold. Below is a roundup of concept trucks — pulled from a longer piece on concept vehicles published earlier this year to Overdrive sister site CCJ — of some of those vehicles are what each brings to the table. Click here to see the full article on CCJ. Click any of the photos below to read ...

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Ray Rodriguez brings his ‘wicked’ Petes to SuperRigs

Small fleet owner and California equipment hauler Ray Rodriguez brought to San Antonio this week to show at Shell Rotella's SuperRigs both his oldest rig — the cornerstone of his one-time single-truck business — and his newest, one of the most striking trucks gracing the show truck circuit presently.

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75 Chrome Shop Pride & Polish winners: ‘Disorderly Conduct,’ three others pick up Best of Show wins

In addition to Roccapriore's '99 Pete, three others won Best of Show honors, qualifying all for the 2015 Pride & Polish National Championship. Here's a full list of winners and photos of the Best of Show trucks.

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Setting the trend: Pride & Polish spurred some of the major show truck trends in the last 25 years

Overdrive’s Pride & Polish – which not only provided the opportunity for custom truck builders to show off their work, but also served as a forum for custom ideas to breed – played a big role in driving the evolution of custom truck builds from simple bolt-ons to today’s modern show-stoppers.

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Owner-operator’s in-house built ’72 Pete

Owner-operator Chris Jonsen says he built up this 1972 Peterbilt in his personal shop. The frame-stretched rig is powered by a 540-hp Big Cam Cummins.

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Peterbilt enhances 579 EPIQ improve efficiency, comfort

Peterbilt Motors introduced enhancements to its Model 579 EPIQ that it says can improve fuel efficiency up to 14 percent. The company also announced new models or expanded versions of existing models, including improvements in its natural gas-powered offerings.

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RD’s heavy hauling Pete

Equipment hauler John Johnson drives this 2012 Peterbilt 389 for RD Reed Heavy Transport.

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