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Back in black: ‘86 Pete 359 still hauling logs daily

Owner-operator Richard Shaw Jr. runs this 1986 Peterbilt 359 daily hauling logs, which the Woodville, Texas-based trucker says he’s done for 20 years.

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Ol’ Red: Owner-op’s custom ’82 Freightliner cabover

Owner-operator Robert Carr says he loves this 1982 Freightliner COE “like my kids.” The truck is powered by a a 400-hp Cummins. Carr says the truck has been “totally redone” from its stock set-up.

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RD’s heavy hauling Pete

Equipment hauler John Johnson drives this 2012 Peterbilt 389 for RD Reed Heavy Transport.

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‘Just plain nice’: Propane hauler’s Coronado

Truck operator Brad Kuhn drives this 2014 Freightliner Coronado for MS & Sons out of Iowa. Kuhn lives in Yarnell, Ariz., and hauls propane in the Southwest.

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Car hauler’s ‘load of snowbirds’

Car hauler Jim Shaw runs this ‘01 Pete 379 with the Cottrell C-12 trailer for his namesake Shaw Auto Carriers, a two-truck operation.

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‘Chrome all over': Flatbedder’s ’07 Classic

Phoenix-based Jim Zermeno’s 2007 Freightliner Classic is a jack of all heavy-haul trades. Zermeno hauls construction materials like copper, steel beams and pipes, as well as oil field equipment, axles, scissor lifts, oversized loads and more. “We have put chrome all over it,” he says, “in and out. Also, some wood cabinets.” He runs the truck in 15 states, running from California to Michigan and back. Click here to upload a photo of your truck.  

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Pot of gold: Tanker-hauling Freightliner

“I had just put the decals on it, and I pulled it out of the garage and the rainbow appeared,” says owner-operator Ron Stroke. “So I took a picture of it — I thought it was pretty neat.”

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Pete for All Season’s: Bulk carrier’s working show rig

All Season’s Trucking out of Dubuque, Iowa, uses this ‘09 Peterbilt 388 to haul road salt, fertilizer, rock, sand and grain.

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Two KWs play role of LTL workhorses

Jim Schwehr runs his two new 2015 Kenworth T680 mostly stock, but he did have the graphics added. The Hamilton, Montana, resident pulls dry vans LTL freight, he says.

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Something out of nothing: Owner-op’s 2000 Peterbilt 379

Dayton, Tenn., resident Calvin Nichols Jr. has put more than 2 million miles on this 2000 Peterbilt 379. Nichols' dedication and hard work have kept the one-truck business alive through the tough economy, says his girlfriend Marcy Greer.

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