custom rigs

Judgment Day: Sampling of custom trucks showing at MATS

A warm, sunny Wednesday made a nice setting for PKY Truck Beauty Championship contestants to apply lots of elbow grease to their tractors and trailers. Today it was time for contestants to relax as the judges dodged the rain to inspect dozens of entrants at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Here is a sample of the trucks:                

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Most outstanding: Michael Most’s working show rig part of special Pride & Polish class

Because of his success, Most is being highlighted this month as part of Overdrive’s year-long coverage of Pride & Polish’s 25th anniversary.

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‘Finally an independent woman’: Most Beautiful finalist and a Pride & Polish winner

Owner-operator Sonja Morris says she found trucking 11 years ago and recognized it as “a chance to finally become an independent woman,” she says.

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Shortstack makes big waves with custom truck photography

Meet Ciara "Shortstack" Sleeth, a 17-year-old high school student from the hills of West Virginia on her way up in the trucking world through her truck photography. Next for her: small fleet owner-operator...

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From the archives — Hooked: Homer Schultz’s ’93 Peterbilt 379 wrecker

Homer Schultz III's shop churned out this 1993 Peterbilt 379 a few years back to serve as Homer's personal full-time working rig.

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Mack owners, enthusiasts converge on Gerhart Machinery for 25th year

Truckers News' David Hollis was in attendance at the 25th-annual All Mack event on the massive front lawn of Gerhart Machinery in Litiz, Penn., over the Oct. 4-5 weekend.

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Big Rig Videos, one year in — and Guilty by Association highlight reel

Big Rig Videos' Chris Fiffie's highlight vid from the Guilty by Association Truck Show -- and a message from behind the viewfinder from Fiffie himself on BRV's first anniversary.

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‘Texas Trocas’ to document custom truck building process

The innovative and one-of-a-kind show trucks being produced by the Mendez family at the Texas Chrome Shop has caught more than the eyes of truck show attendees and Pride & Polish judges in recent years: The family and the custom truck builds at their shop are the subjects of a new documentary-style show on Discovery En Espanol.d

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Cool customized frame rail storage unit

One of the Pride & Polish competitors at the Great American Trucking Show, Dean Jay, is proud of a storage compartment with an automated cover that he and his sons built in their shop. "It's all watertight," he says of the enclosure for storage units between the frame rails of his 2007 Peterbilt 379, Cream Puff.   He uses it to storage chains and straps for his flatbedding operation, Jay Transport, a six-truck fleet based in Ucon, ...

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Pair of champs, take two: Dan Brubaker’s 2014 389 glider and Wilson trailer

Videos, photos, more: Owner-operator Dan Brubaker's custom 2014 Peterbilt 389 glider and 2015 Wilson Livestock trailer are competing in the Pride & Polish national championship in the Working Combo category.

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