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Brent Wilson’s 1999 Freightliner Classic and 2012 Mac dump

It's powered by a 12.7-liter Detroit that puts out 600 horsepower with a 10-speed and 3:90 rears. The rig was originally red, but the turbo exploded in 2012, causing an oil fire. Wilson decided to paint it metallic gray to match his 1987 Chevrolet pickup truck.

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Cody Bosch’s 2008 Peterbilt 389

This 2008 Peterbilt 389 is owned by Cody Bosch and is used to haul agricultural commodities such as seed corn, beans and grain out of Newman, Ill., across the Midwest.

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Wayne Skoglund’s 2013 Peterbilt 389

Skoglund, out of Caldwell, Idaho, makes two trips each week hauling dairy feed to California with his 2015 Western belt trailer.

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Shaun Lowe’s 2014 Peterbilt 389 glider

Custom additions to the truck include W.T.I. fenders, a 14-inch drop visor and 8-inch Dynaflex stacks.

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Jared Gibble’s 2017 Peterbilt 389

The rig sports a 500-horsepower Cummins ISX15 with an 18-speed Eaton-Fuller and 3:55 rears. The truck is also equipped with Paccar low-leaf suspension.

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David McAllister’s 2003 Peterbilt 379EXHD

The rig sits on a 275-inch wheelbase and is powered by a 550-horsepower Caterpillar with an 18-speed Eaton-Fuller.

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Matt Cales’ 2000 Kenworth W900

Matt Cales hauls steel crane parts, machinery and general freight with this 2000 Kenworth W900. The truck is equipped with a 550-horsepower Caterpillar and an 18-speed.

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Gordy Jacobs’ 2012 Kenworth W900L

The truck sports a 550-horsepower Cummins with an Eaton-Fuller 18-speed and 3:42 rears. Jacobs has added 8-inch straight pipes and shortened the steps to 39.5 inches.

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Steve Marino’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

The truck, powered by a Caterpillar C15 and a 10-speed Eaton autoshift, is used to haul petroleum products around northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area.

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Ron and Sheri NeSmith’s 2016 International Lonestar

The couple, out of Oxford, Ala., hauls general dry van freight in the lower 48 for Mercer Transportation.

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