Ken Zeran, an owner-operator leased to STI, thought he wanted a new truck, but soon found that newer isn’t always better.
Retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Danny Jones took up trucking full time in March after retiring from the military, and he makes nationwide runs in his 1996 International 9600 hauling cars.
Ben Ickert of Amboy, Wash., hauls logs throughout the state with his nearly 30-year-old Mack Superliner. Ickert, of Amboy bought the truck three years ago and says he’s had to put $50,000 into restoration work ...
Independent Kenny Morrow hauls fresh and frozen chicken for Tyson with this 1986 extended-hood Peterbilt 359. He bought the truck 17 years ago, he said, and it’s the third 359 he’s owned.
Shawn Hoefer, who works in licensing and permits for oversize hauler Combined Carriers Co., says the company’s 2014 Kenworths carry “everything big and heavy.”
Independent owner-operator Randy Green of Lufkin, Texas, has his own company, A Team Heavy Haul, hauling mostly drilling rigs with his custom-built Peterbilt.
Rick Meijer, an Orono, Ontario, native, owns this 2002 Peterbilt 379, which is powered by a 550-hp Cat and 18-speed transmission.
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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