Custom Rigs

Ron and Sheri NeSmith’s 2016 International Lonestar

The couple, out of Oxford, Ala., hauls general dry van freight in the lower 48 for Mercer Transportation.

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Working-cabover work in progress: Owner-operator James Ryan’s 1989 Peterbilt 362

The Cummins Big Cam 4-powered 1989 Peterbilt 362 double-bunk cabover you'll see in this video has been in owner-operator James Ryan's family for years before he convinced his father, Art Nelson, to sell him the unit. Today, he hauls containers from the Port of Savannah north to Charlotte with it.

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Ron and Liz Arguin’s 2014 Kenworth T800

The truck features a 230-inch ARI sleeper, which includes a five-foot garage with a Rampage power lift for Ron's 2014 Indian Chieftain motorcycle. The rig sports a 550-horsepower Cummins with 2,050 ft-lb of torque and a 13-speed with 40,000-pound, 3:55 rears.

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Vid: N.C.-based Erick Engbarth’s 2009 KW — bonus ’53 Case tractor in the family a half-century

Independent Erick Engbarth showed his 2009 Kenworth W900 and 2015 Utility dry van alongside his son's 1953 Case DC farm tractor, fully rehabilitated, at the recent Southern Classic show in N.C. Erick hauls motorcycles and other freigth coast to coast.

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Video: Show truck standouts parade out of GATS

GATS show trucks heading out of Dallas

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Tory Jacobson’s 2003 Peterbilt 379

All the lights on the truck and trailer have been switched out for the Trux Dual Revolution lights that can be switched to blue, and all the aluminum on the truck has been wrapped with stainless steel.

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Scenes from Brad Wike’s Southern Classic Truck Show

Famous movie trucks, owner-operator rigs, small fleet flagships, restored gems and more: What it's all about at Brad Wike's Southern Classic Truck Show in Lincolnton, N.C.

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Mike Robic’s 1976 Kenworth W900B

The truck still sports the original 400-horsepower Cummins and 13-speed Fuller. In fact, the only part of the truck that's not original is the fenders, which are from Talladega Fiberglass.

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Next-generation owner-operator Ethan Madden on the 1984 Peterbilt 359 custom rig he’s spent his teens on

Video: catch a variety of views on 17-year-old Ethan Madden's custom 1984 Peterbilt 359, a truck that's passed now through three generations of Texas Maddens to score a second in its Antique class at the GATS Pride & Polish a couple weeks back.

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Tommy Boileau picks up third straight Bandit Series win

With the win, Boileau was able to jump "88 Mike" Morgan to claim second place in the overall points standings with four races remaining in the inaugural Bandit season.

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