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Wesley Guest, of Comer, Ga., hauls tombstones from Elberton, Ga., to destinations nationwide with his 1978 Peterbilt 359. Among other customizations, he rebuilt the Cummins engine and sanded the much of the chrome, painting over it with semi-gloss enamel.  

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Blountstown, Fla., resident Rusty Tolley describes this 2006 Peterbilt 379 as “the finest ride you’ll ever see with the load of logs.” The truck is equipped with a 425-hp Caterpillar and an Eaton Fuller 10-speed transmission. Tolley hauls logs in north Florida and south Georgia to saw mills for Prime Energy Group.

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Eddie Tucker of Cleveland, Tenn., hauls Humvees for the military in his 2006 Kenworth W900. The truck is powered by a 550-hp Caterpillar and a 13-speed transmission.

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Von Tompkins, a resident of Lee, Fla., owns and operates the 2002 Peterbilt 379, powered by a 625-hp Cat and an 18-speed tranny, shown above. He pulls a step-deck trailer, hauling “anything I can possibly get on it,” he says, mostly in the Southeast. He recently painted his trailer to match his truck and added new fenders.

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Clifty and Heather Vanzandt of Seligman, Mo., own this 1995 Peterbilt 379 extended hood, which is equipped with a 600-hp Cat and an 18-speed transmission. The truck has new paint and “lots of chrome inside and out,” Heather Vanzandt says. The couple hauls grain products in the Midwest.

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John Watkins, of Arthur, Ill., uses his 2001 Peterbilt 379 flat-top as a working truck for his business, Watkins Farms. The rig is equipped with a 430-hp Caterpillar.

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St. Louis, Mo.-resident Rolan Mask customized this Werner company truck, a 2005 Peterbilt 379 extended hood. The rig is equipped with a 500-hp Caterpillar. View more readers’ rigs at OverdriveOnline.

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Rick and Toni Skyberg of Poteau, Okla., run this 1993 Peterbilt 379 from Oklahoma to Arizona weekly hauling flagstone for landscaping applications. Rick Skyberg says the truck, which is powered by a 480-hp Detroit Diesel and a 10-speed transmission, has custom paint and custom-built fiberglass. “She’s a work in progress,” he says. “But she’s a head turner just the way she sits.” 

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James Neil Birney of Welland, Ontario, hauls rock and tarp on flatbed from Ontario to the Northeast with this 2007 Kenworth W900L, which is powered by a 475-hp Caterpillar and an 18-speed Eaton Fuller.

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Rusty Allen of Monroe Township, N.J., hauls general commodities in the Northeast with his 2000 Freightliner classic, shown in the photo. The rig is equipped with a 430-hp Cat and a 10-speed Rockwell tranny. Allen added LED lights to all four sides, aftermarket half-fenders, mud flaps and a 16-in. drop visor.

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