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Pay and play: ’03 Western Star works in the summer, tours in the winter

| February 13, 2014

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.

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

| February 06, 2014

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.

Hot rod on 18 wheels: Antifreeze Green ’94 Pete 377

| January 25, 2014

Randy Morten knew he wanted a rig with character while searching for a new truck in California, and this bright 1994 Peterbilt 377 caught his eye.

A fine ’99: Freightliner hauls equipment for ‘American Idol’, ESPN

| January 18, 2014

Owner-operator Matt Purtee of Omah, Wis., says his 1999 Freightliner Classic has driven 1.8 million miles and still is going strong.

Quack attack: Oregon fan’s 2010 Freightliner Cascadia

| January 13, 2014

Owner-operator and Oregon Ducks fan John Starr of Roseburg, Ore., says team pride dominates his 2010 Freightliner Cascadia.

Potable Pete: Water-hauling 379

| December 01, 2013

Owner-operator Jonathan Seidler used his 379 Peterbilt for three years to haul water for domestic and forestry use in Oregon.

Midnight Rider: 2005 Peterbilt 379

| November 21, 2013

Jerry Kleinsasser of Frankfort, S.D., tore his 2005 Peterbilt 379 to bare frames and rebuilt and customized the truck equipped with a 550-hp Caterpillar and an 18-speed transmission.

Star power: 2005 Freightliner Classic XL

| October 06, 2013

Star Traywick of Tucson, Ariz., drives this 2005 Freightliner Classic XL as a power provider pulling a dry van for Rudolph Freight of Murray, Ky. The truck is powered by a 685-hp Detroit and features ...

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