Reader Rigs

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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