Juan Ibarra picked up his 1989 379 in near-junk condition from its previous owner in spring 2008. By November it was winning awards at shows across the country.
A look under the hood of owner-operator Erich Owens' 2001 Western Star powered by a 12.7-L Detroit capable of pushing 2,000 horsepower at a truck pull, then moving back to freight hauling serving the mushroom industry.
The couple have been a team since they became "accidental truckers" in the year 2000 as a company team with CRST. Today, leased to Landstar Ranger, they've halved their yearly miles while boosting their take-home.
Tuscon, Ariz., resident Mario Yubeta owns and operates this '07 Peterbilt 379, which he uses to haul petroleum products.
Yamko Truck Lines fleet manager John Gonzales talks about his fleet's No. 136, a shipping container hauler that has a part-time gig winning trophies at Pride & Polish shows.
Video, pictures of the newly-named winning rig, Wisconsin-based small fleet owner-operator Bill Rethwisch's Dreamsicle-paint-schemed 2012 Peterbilt 389 and Polar tanker.
Hubka and his wife's photo work grew out of what he calls a "passion" for both the art of picture taking and, well, trucking.
Here's a full list of winners from the Walcott Truckers Jamboree Super Truck beauty contest, held last week in Walcott, Iowa, at the Iowa 80 Truckstop's annual show.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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PDI, St. George, Utah, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 17-18, http://pdidiesel.com
Great American Trucking Show, Dallas, Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 21-23, www.gatsonline.com
75 Chrome Shop, Wildwood, Fla., Friday-Sunday, April 25-27, www.75chromeshop.com
River States Customz, La Crosse, Wis., Friday-Saturday, June 27-28, www.riverstatescustomz.com
Fitzgerald Glider Kits, Crossville, Tenn., Friday-Saturday, July 18-19, www.fitzgeraldgliderkits.com