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‘Anything that pays’: Owner-op’s KW workhorse

Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based owner-operator Darrell Hepker says he hauls "anything that pays" with his 1999 Kenworth W900L.

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High Valley’s custom military, aerospace hauler

wner-operator Shane Becker of Ramona, Cailf., runs the West hauling military equipment, jet engines and oversized aerospace equipment with this 1999 Peterbilt 379.

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Clean Lucille: Owner-op’s freshly polished Peterbilt

Owner-operator Coby Heard uploaded this picture of his blue Peterbilt, which he calls Lucille, to Overdrive's Reader Rig gallery earlier this week.

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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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