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Stretched Classic: Reader’s custom steel hauler

Steel hauler Matt Schneider has done quite a bit of custom work to his 1998 Freightliner Classic, including stretching it from 260 inches to 300, repainting it black and adding a visor from 12ga. Customs.

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Lumber hauling International 9300 working toward 2 million miles

Minnesota owner-operator Alex Roeder uses his 1999 International 9300 to haul lumber, construction supplies and the occasional oversized load for Gary Kotek Trucking.

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Start-up’s brand-new KW T680

This 2014 Kenworth T680 is one of eight new trucks on the road for Capable Express, which got its start in December 2013.

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Gliding 359: Reader’s cement-hauling ’87 Pete

Owner-operator Randy Zink is the third owner of this 1987 Peterbilt 359. He bought the truck from a friend and uses it to haul cement to oil fields.

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Original, proud: Military freight hauling ’02 Kenworth

Fernandina Beach, Fla., resident Roger Oliver says he is “very proud to keep my truck factory original,” referring to this 2002 W900L Kenworth.

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Running down under: Australian operator’s Kenworth K200

Rod Hannifey of Dubbo, Central New South Wales, Australia, is a company driver for Truckright, hauling chemicals and general and steel mesh, usually from Melbourne to Brisbane.

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American Pie: Husband and wife team’s patriotic ’03 Volvo VNL

Owner-operator husband-and-wife team Daniel and Sarah Sauseda of Dallas haul ammunition and explosives nationwide with their 2003 Volvo VNL770.

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3-million-mile flatbedder’s ’86 Pete 359

Owner-operator William Hall bought this 1986 Peterbilt 359 in 1987 and has run it ever since. He’s stretched the frame, added wood flooring in the cab and completely redone the interior.

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Running in the desert: Owner-op’s 2014 Kenworth T660

In his year-old ‘14 Kenworth T660, owner-operator Christopher Harrison hauls dry freight from Reno, Nev., to San Francisco and down to Los Angeles, he says.

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Continual improvement: Custom ’94 Kenworth

Ken Zeran, an owner-operator leased to STI, thought he wanted a new truck, but soon found that newer isn’t always better.

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