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Two KWs play role of LTL workhorses

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.

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

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 girlfriend Marcy Greer.

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KW of all trades

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 spotted in several parades across Oergeon in support of our great nation and the troops,” says Josh Nye.

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

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 wheel and a nine-ton winch.

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Chromed up steel hauling Peterbilt 389 glider

Steel hauler Jeremy Anderson owns and runs this 2013 Peterbilt 389 glider, to which he's added a host of custom features.

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Family Affair: Detroit-powered 1990 cabover Freightliner

Nick Zwald of Tillamook, Ore., owns and drives this 1990 Freightliner Condor for Zwald Transport, operating under his father’s authority.

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Total rebuild: Owner-op’s ’81 Pete 359

Russell Riano says he has “totally rebuilt” this 1981 Peterbilt 359 upon his 2005 purchase of the rig. When business got slow in 2005, he says, “I found this old 359 and went to town.”

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Oilfield hauler’s Pete ‘in the ideal place’

Oilfield equipment hauler Jay Aid's 2010 Peterbilt 379 runs three different trailers for him, he says, including a double-drop with a detachable neck, a stretch trailer that can stretch up to 96-feet and a step-deck.

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Semi-retired 1990 Peterbilt 362

This now-retired 1990 Peterbilt 362 plays the role of “toy hauler,” says its owner John Sabo, who uses the rig to haul his antique tractors.

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Sharp food hauling ’03 Kenworth W900L

Reefer hauler Bronwyn Hicks' 2003 Kenworth W900L has over 200 LED lights, a custom red and white paint job, a wood grain instrument panel with all chrome gauges, two red leather seats, a sunroof and daylight doors.

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