Custom Rigs

Truckers, start your engines: The Meritor ChampTruck World Series is bringing truck racing back to the U.S.

The new Meritor ChampTruck World Series, which will bring a true big-rig racing circuit back to the United States for the first time in nearly 30 years, will pit roughly a dozen trucks in 10 races nationwide this year.

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Striped work horse: Arkansas owner-op’s 2006 Pete 379

When owner-operator Hughes Morin purchased his 2006 379 Peterbilt, the truck was solid red, so he created a silver and red striped paint scheme to make the truck his own.

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ChampTruck racer brings European influence to American truck races

Joining the likes of diesel tech Mike Morgan, small fleet owner Allen Boles and the two Minimizer teams — who view the circuit through the lens of the American trucking industry — will be 22-year-old Krisztian Szabo, a Hungarian racer by trade.

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Meritor announces premiere sponsorship of ChampTruck’s 2015 truck racing series

Global truck component manufacturer Meritor announced this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., that it will be the executive title sponsor of the Meritor ChampTruck World Series for the 2015 season.

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Custom rig runway: Photos of a few of the show trucks competing at Mid-America

One final gallery of the show trucks competing in the trade show's truck beauty competition.

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Photo gallery: Cabovers on display at Mid-America

Among the dozens of entries in the PKY Truck Beauty Championship this week, there's no shortage of cabovers, representing brands including Peterbilt, Kenworth and Ford.

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Photos: No. 54 ‘Team Tortured’ ChampTruck at MATS

At Minimizer's booth at the Mid-America Trucking Show, this No. 54 "Team Tortured" truck will be piloted in the ChampTruck series by driver Brad Klemmenson of Blooming Prairie, Minn.

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Judgment Day: Sampling of custom trucks showing at MATS

A warm, sunny Wednesday made a nice setting for PKY Truck Beauty Championship contestants to apply lots of elbow grease to their tractors and trailers. Today it was time for contestants to relax as the judges dodged the rain to inspect dozens of entrants at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Here is a sample of the trucks:                

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Gleaming show trucks ready for judging at MATS

Show truck owners were busy polishing away Wednesday as they prepared for judging in the PKY Truck Beauty championship at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. Here are some of the contestants.

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Back in black: ‘86 Pete 359 still hauling logs daily

Owner-operator Richard Shaw Jr. runs this 1986 Peterbilt 359 daily hauling logs, which the Woodville, Texas-based trucker says he’s done for 20 years.

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