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Car hauler’s ‘load of snowbirds’

| February 27, 2015

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.

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

| February 20, 2015

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 ...

Pot of gold: Tanker-hauling Freightliner

| February 17, 2015

“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 ...

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

| February 13, 2015

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

Two KWs play role of LTL workhorses

| February 06, 2015

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.

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

| January 30, 2015

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 ...

KW of all trades

| January 23, 2015

This 2010 Kenworth W900 works by day hauling items like lumber, steel, machinery and even the occasional monster truck. It also, however, has moonlighted hauling airliner fuselage for the TV show “Grim” and “has been ...

Homemade heavy hauler: ’96 Peterbilt 377 gets the job done

| January 16, 2015

Corsicana, Texas, resident Randy Harris re-built this 1996 Peterbilt 377 a few years ago into a heavy hauler. He added special inserts, a new steer axle, a new transmission, a fourth axle, a double-locking fifth ...

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