Owner-operator Robert Winkelman of Hermann, Mo., hauls logs and barrel staves from New Florence, Mo., to Lebanon, Ky., in this 2004 Peterbilt equipped with a 550-horsepower Caterpillar C15 motor and a 13-speed transmission.
Bright Wright, a 23-year-old owner-operator of Montrose, Colo., hauls limestone to coal mines with his ’96 Pete 379. He bought the truck when he was just 19.
Skip Avara saw a maroon Corvette and couldn’t forget about it, so he decided to paint his 2012 Peterbilt 389 the custom color known as Monterey Red.
The Western Star full-axle tractors pictured here hauled three M88 tanks weighing 108,000 pounds each.
Strickland, who primarily hauls bins and farming equipment for the alfalfa seed industry, says he named his truck Matty Marie because "I name everything," he says.
Owner-operator Rick Sousa of Portsmouth, R.I., hauls general commodities with his 1977 Kenworth W900A and says the paint job is popular with passers-by.
Owner-operator Bill Kolias’ 2003 Western Star works hard during the summer, towing throughout New Hampshire. When cool weather arrives, Kolias, his wife and grandson take the truck and camper to Florida for the winter.
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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