Pride & Polish

Stunning flatbed airbrush work — and a benefit of customizing

Mike Manuel on his small flatbed fleet's custom showpiece, "Custombilt 359": "I'm in the hauling business, so my trucks will represent me." What a representative it is!

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Pride & Polish winners in Crossville, Tenn.

Big winners from the latest installment in Overdrive's truck-beauty National Championship series in Crossville, Tenn.

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Retirement rewards: Tobby Donalson’s 1959 Peterbilt 351

Two years after saying goodbye to the highway, independent owner-operator Tobby Donalson finished a rig he waited nearly 30 years for the time to rebuild just right

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When trucks were trucks: Familiar faces at Fitzgerald’s

Bill Blankenship of McMinnville, Tenn., showed off a classic find of a 1953 GMC 630, powered by a 134-hp Detroit diesel, at the Pride & Polish at Fitzgerald's.

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Midwest by Southeast: Trucks, scenes from Tennessee

Four and more rad rigs from Wisconsin-based small fleet owner-operators on show at the Pride & Polish in Crossville, Tenn.

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Davis Bros. showcases rigs at Fitzgerald

Davis Bros., operating 21 trucks hauling a variety of specialized freight -- anything from hazmat to hopper bottom ag freight -- out of Owensville, Ind., has three custom rigs on offer today at Overdrive's Pride & Polish event in Crossville, Tenn., at Fitzgerald's. The 2005 Peterbilt 379 and Wilson hopper bottom at right is the company's "Super Freak" showpiece. The flattop and stand-up sleeper 2013 Pete 389s on the left are Fitzgerald Glider's powered by ...

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‘Harder than it looks’ — mainstream biz reporter takes big-truck wheel

Biz reporter Lauren Boyer of the York Daily Record faces down fears of highway driving around big trucks to take the wheel herself; a round-up of truck/trucking shows near-term and down the road...

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Lights out: California car hauler

Stephen Ashburn’s 2005 Peterbilt 379 presented an ideal starting point for his truck-showing career.

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Tennessee Pride & Polish show kicks off later this month

The newest addition to the Overdrive's Pride & Polish tour — the Fitzgerald Truck Show — will take place at the end of the month, June 28-29, at the headquarters of Fitzgerald Truck Parts & Sales in Crossville, Tenn.

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Disorderly Conduct: Night Train’s ’99 Pete 379

From a distance, Night Train Trucking owner Paul Voigt’s flattop ’99 Peterbilt looks like a nicely done black-and-blue reefer combo, but when the sun goes down, it turns into a light show on wheels.

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