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Class 8 wins at Tennessee Tow Show truck show

Congrats to wrecker owner-operator Ken Schofield of Bull's Gap, Tenn. Schofield won a first-place trophy in the competition at the Tennessee Tow Show in Chattanooga, Tenn., in September for this custom Class 8 wrecker. It's a 2008 Western Star powered by a Detroit engine, Schofield says, with a 13 speed transmission and a 35-ton Century body built by Crouch's Wrecker in Kingston Springs, Tenn. "They did a really great job," says Schofield, who had the ...

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Fully loaded

Mercer flatbed hauler and Muscoda, Wis., resident Kenneth Fisher says his truck is a work in progress. In the 12 years he’s owned the ’97 Peterbilt 379, he’s stretched its frame to 312 inches, hopped up the truck’s Cat to 625 horsepower, installed wood flooring, added a flip bumper and painted a set of green flames down the hood. Fisher says he’s put 1.6 million miles on the rig and, he adds, “I don’t plan ...

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The Lime Shaker

Tom Riley of Chesapeake Bay, Md., drives this 2003 Peterbilt 379 equipped with a Caterpillar C12 and 10-speed transmission.

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