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‘Her and the memories’: Owner-op’s 1981 Kenworth W900

"The truck is gone,” owner-operator Jerry Martin says of his first KW. "But I still go the best part of it — her (his wife) and the memories!”

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Owner-operator’s in-house built ’72 Pete

Owner-operator Chris Jonsen says he built up this 1972 Peterbilt in his personal shop. The frame-stretched rig is powered by a 540-hp Big Cam Cummins.

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Striped work horse: Arkansas owner-op’s 2006 Pete 379

When owner-operator Hughes Morin purchased his 2006 379 Peterbilt, the truck was solid red, so he created a silver and red striped paint scheme to make the truck his own.

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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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