custom rigs

Video: Ted Bowers’ 2005 Peterbilt 379 — stretched and refined behind the cab

Ted Bowers' rig, facing down an engine rebuild for the C15 that powers the unit, has in recent times gotten new headlights, stacks and, perhaps most significantly a three-foot frame stretch to a 276-inch wheelbase, complete with a unique deckplate treatment.

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Video: Phil Miller’s award-winning custom cow hauling 2015 Pete 389

Owner-operator Phil Miller discusses the finer points of the centerpiece to his cattle hauling operation: His 2015 Peterbilt 389 and matching Wilson livestock trailer.

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‘After Midnight’ custom Pete 389 glider comes by way of power pair of truck builders

Fitzgerald Glider Kits brought the ideas and the plan, and Rabbit River Transport’s Eric Hassevoort brought the truck, the will to show it and years of experience to the custom build of “After Midnight,” a 2015 Peterbilt 389 working show truck.

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A special Mack is back: Evel Knievel combo moves closer to its final home

Evel Knievel’s 1974 cabover-trailer combo completes its journey from junk to museum showpiece -- its next stop on tour: Oct. 15 in Kansas City. The road away from ruin shown here with new views, reporting.

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Dates, location announced for 2016 Shell Rotella SuperRigs

The 34th annual Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition will be held June 9-11, 2016, at the Joplin Convention and Trade Center in Joplin, Mo.

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PHOTOS: Sneak peek at the restored Evel Knievel Mack haul rig on the GATS show floor

Catch a few sneak-peek images of the classic 1974 Mack haul rig from the show floor before GATS opened in the gallery here. The rig is on display in the Mack Trucks booth.

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Evel Knievel’s ‘Big Red’ Mack gets red-carpet treatment at Hollywood premiere of ‘Being Evel’

The legendary daredevil's 1974 custom Mack FS786LST cabover rises again. Photos: The rig and memorabilia display was shown attendant to the premiere of the "Being Evel" documentary this week.

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Cadle Transport 2013 Coronado glider, small fleet rise from recession’s ashes

Small fleet owner Ben Cadle launched his business with his own authority in 2007, right as the financial world was starting to collapse under its own weight. His 2013 show-worthy glider illustrates his subsequent, ongoing success.

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Familiar faces earn Pride & Polish championship slots at this weekend’s Fitzgerald show

Reigning Overdrive's Pride & Polish national champions Austin Ashley and Vinnie Diorio added two more trophies to their large collections this weekend in Crossville, Tenn., at the Fitzgerald Truck Show Pride & Polish event. Ashley picked up another Best of Show victory in the Limited-Mileage Bobtail category with his 2007 Peterbilt 379, called "Double Take," while Diorio won Best of Show in the Working Bobtail category with his latest custom build, a 1985 Peterbilt 359 ...

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Photos and video: Patriotic-themed rigs

In celebration of Independence Day, Overdrive is taking a look back at some patriotic- and military-themed rigs introduced in recent years by both owner-operators and carriers.

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