Custom Rigs

Steve Marino’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

The truck, powered by a Caterpillar C15 and a 10-speed Eaton autoshift, is used to haul petroleum products around northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area.

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Craig Krumpton’s retirement project 1971 Kenworth W900 and classic 1980s Double Eagle sleeper

Another beauty I came across at the Southern Classic Truck Show, owned by retired Craig Krumpton of West Columbia, S.C. Krumpton picked this 1971 Kenworth W900 in 2008. Its original owner-operator team hauled in it through the mid-1990s, and it still bears their original paint and features in large part.

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Video: Brandon Avant and his Pete 389 ‘Mistress’

Brandon Avant spent so much time with this 2010 Peterbilt 389 during the two years it took to turn the rig into a championship-contending show truck, his wife Melissa had to give the truck its nickname, “The Mistress.”

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Bandit truck racers return to Tennessee this weekend

During the first race at Highland Rim Speedway on July 1, “88 Mike” Morgan picked up the win at what is the Wartrace, Tenn., driver’s de facto home track.

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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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