custom rigs

Video: Award-winning ’88 Pete sports racing green stripes, chrome, 312-in. wheelbase

Joel Dawes, owner and operator of the small reefer fleet Dawes Contractor Carriers out of Waterford, Wis., has been toting this 1988 Peterbilt 379 around the show circuit the last two seasons.

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Passion for purple: Dispatcher Megan Folkes models with dad’s ’03 379

Megan Folkes, dispatcher at Gulf Logistics and Parish Transport in Ellisville, Miss., poses in this photo gallery with a 2003 Peterbilt 379 owned by her dad, Alton Folkes. Megan urged her owner-operator father to fix up a purple Pete, as that’s their favorite color.

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Revisiting a long career — and two spectacular trucks

Wendy Parker with the "rest of the story" on Thomas Paul Kraak and his 1960 Autocar -- and his son's efforts to return his 1952 LT Mack to him before the elder Kraak passed away after cancer's return.

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Purple logging beauty: Brent Pecarski’s ’09 Pete 388

Logging trucks usually are sturdy work trucks that go about their job in anonymity — Not Blaskie Trucking’s 2009 Peterbilt 388, which turns heads and draws camera-toting gawkers throughout Blaskie’s territory in Ontario, Canada.

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No Excuses: Texas owner-op turns beat up Freightliner into rolling art

After 35 years running long-haul, Napoleon Leiva started driving locally in Texas. So four years ago, he picked up what was at the time a beat-up ’99 Freightliner Century with 1.5 million miles to make runs in the Dallas area.

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Jerry Beaudoin’s Triple One: 2007 Peterbilt 379

Jerry Beaudoin says he started his SRS National 10-truck fleet to back up his 'disease for chrome.'

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Ol’ Red’s glory days: Restoration of an ’86 Kenworth W900

Gailand “G-Man” Johnston’s decision to do a full custom restoration of this 1986 Kenworth W900 was like paying respect to an old friend.

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Flirting with Disaster: Troy Huddleston’s ’91 Classic

Showtime Trucking owner Troy Huddleston has no regrets about converting what was a ’91 Freightliner FLD to a square-ended Freightliner Classic.

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Piss’d Off Pete grabs 12 minutes of celebrity and roars on

Since starring in Overdrive's most popular video, Piss'd Off Pete, a converted Peterbilt 351, has been featured on Jay Leno's Garage website and video series.

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Rawhide Respect: Ryan Hooten’s 1995 Peterbilt 379

Ryan Hooten employs in his ’95 Pete memories of his ranch days and touches of his grain hauling livelihood.

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