custom rigs

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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Pair of champs: Father-son Petes compete for national title

Video, photos: Sigourney, Iowa-based Ron Brubaker's 1993 "One of a Kind" livestock-hauling Peterbilt 379. Brubaker and his son Dan will be competing in Overdrive's Pride & Polish national championship at GATS next week.

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Brockway show brings the faithful back to Huskie Town (with photo gallery)

One hundred and eighteen vintage Brockway trucks with their sturdy Husky hood ornaments made the annual trek back to the company’s hometown for the four-day National Brockway Truck Show. Here's a photo gallery and stories from the show.

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Custom x 2: Austin Ashley’s ‘Double Take’ ’07 Pete

Video, photos and more with Austin Ashley and his "Double Take" custom Peterbilt, reflecting an approach that includes "two of everything," from twin turbos to a two-line striping design.

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PHOTOS: Pride & Polish in Tennessee, Day 1

Some views on the first, overcast day of the Overdrive's Pride & Polish truck-beauty competition in Crossville, Tenn., at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits facility.

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Minty tough: Owner-op, custom Pete brave tough times together

Chris VanPelt and his 2007 Peterbilt 379 have been through some tough times together, including a divorce and two bankruptcies. But he and the rig have pulled out some good times of late riding the show truck circuit.

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Oldest known complete Peterbilt ever built restored, on display

The oldest known complete and operable Peterbilt, a 1939 Model 260 — just one of 15 built by the truck maker that year — is currently on display at Peterbilt’s facility in Denton, Texas.

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Video: Paul Rissler’s Custom ’96 Peterbilt 379, ‘The Risslerbilt’

Paul Risslers 1996 Peterbilt 379 and matching Great Dane reefer won Best of Show - Third Runner-Up at the 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition last month. See photos of the truck and hear him talk about its features and the build process.

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All in the family: Joel Dawes’ ’88 Pete represents three generations

Dawes came up with the green and white paint scheme with the help of his son and his father. The green stripes represent Dawes’ son and his dad, standing for the color of two of the family’s Camaros.

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