Reader Rigs

Renegade trucker’s ’00 W900L, with full YouTube episode detailing haul

This blue 2000 Kenworth W900L is owned and operated by Livingston, Montana, resident Nick Richards, who uses the rig to haul heavy equipment and ag machinery for his Renegade Trucking Inc. More on the haul here, including a full YouTube webisode.

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Round-up: Sundown at the truck wash; Pay the tolls already!

Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo digging in her heels on her trucks-only bridge toll plan. And spectacular shots from the Reader Rigs gallery by truckers Tim Ramsey, Dan Parker.

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Owner-operator’s pot of gold

At the end of the rainbow: The 1991 Freightliner FLD Ron Stroke Sr. originally built for another owner-operator but has been running himself since 2004.

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A fine ’99: Freightliner hauls equipment for ‘American Idol’, ESPN

Owner-operator Matt Purtee of Omah, Wis., says his 1999 Freightliner Classic has driven 1.8 million miles and still is going strong.

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Potable Pete: Water-hauling 379

Owner-operator Jonathan Seidler used his 379 Peterbilt for three years to haul water for domestic and forestry use in Oregon.

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Midnight Rider: 2005 Peterbilt 379

Jerry Kleinsasser of Frankfort, S.D., tore his 2005 Peterbilt 379 to bare frames and rebuilt and customized the truck equipped with a 550-hp Caterpillar and an 18-speed transmission.

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Highway Idols

For Overdrive readers, the road to Paradise has always been populated with their dependable, good-looking rigs.

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