Custom Rigs

Owner’s headache, customization’s win

MATS 2016

Clay Snider's '07 Kenworth boasts one of the standout color schemes in the PKY Truck Beauty Championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show, which starts Thursday. Snider has entered some truck contests before, but this is his first time at MATS.

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Cadillac + custom International Eagle = The Game Changer

“I figured it’s time we brought something different to the equation. That’s why I call it The Game Changer,” says owner Zebie Daniel.

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‘Ready for the show:’ Cleaned-up ’81 KW

A reader's classic KW.

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Blake Ballestrazze’s 1991 Pete 379

Blake Ballestrazze, 28, runs this 1991 Peterbilt 379 out of Chico, Calif. He hauls solar panels and converters.

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Vietnam vet’s Kenworth T660

Marty Meyer drives this 2013 Kenworth T660 owned by TW Transport out of Cheney, Wash. Every year, he gets to haul "The Wall That Heals" for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

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Fitzgerald Gliders to sponsor Team Penske NASCAR Mustang, Bristol-held Xfinity series race

Fitzgerald Glider Kits announced March 17 it will sponsor the No. 22 Ford Mustang in NASCAR's Xfinity Cup series for four races this season. It also announced it will be the titles sponsor of the Bristol Motor Speedway Xfinity series race, now set to be called the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300.

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Jeff Bencic’s 2014 Peterbilt 388 car hauler

Jeff Bencic, of Murfreesboro, Tenn., hauls new and used cars with this 2014 Peterbilt 388 and Cottrell headrack and trailer.

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Hotspot Inc.’s 2015 Kenworth and tandem tankers

This 2015 Kenworth W900L, uploaded recently in Overdrive's Reader Rig gallery, has a 310-inch wheelbase and is powered by a high-torque 550 Cummins with an Eaton 18-speed transmission. In this photo, the truck is hooked to a set of 2015 Heil hot oil tanks grossing 150,000 pounds with a 4-axle lead and 4-axle pup in the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

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Ready, set, truck: Second season of ChampTruck truck racing series begins next month

The second season of the ChampTruck World Series truck racing circuit begins next month, with two race weekends scheduled on the East Coast. Eight additional races are scheduled to follow the two April events, eventually leading to the series’ Las Vegas finale in late October.

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Bill Calwonsen’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

Bill Calwonsen drives this custom Peterbilt 379 and hauls grain, fertilizer, sand, rock and more.

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