Custom Rigs

No Excuses: Texas owner-op turns beat up Freightliner into rolling art

| January 25, 2014

After 35 years running long-haul, Napoleon Leiva started driving locally in Texas. So four years ago, he picked up what was at the time a beat-up ’99 Freightliner Century with 1.5 million miles to make runs in the Dallas area.

Cancer-awareness advocacy from GA small fleet; Long Haul Survivor updateImage Gallery

| January 21, 2014

Junior Pippin Trucking profiled in Georgia local newspaper -- while the Long Haul Survivor raffle rig to benefit cancer research keeps trucking on its yearlong mission. Final drawing is in May in Iowa.

Log-haul ‘pride and joy’ KW W900

| January 20, 2014

This Kenworth is a regular at local parades since Byrd Trucking purchased it to haul logs, one of two similarly spec'd 2013 KWs they've now got on the road in Florida.

A fine ’99: Freightliner hauls equipment for ‘American Idol’, ESPN

| January 18, 2014

Owner-operator Matt Purtee of Omah, Wis., says his 1999 Freightliner Classic has driven 1.8 million miles and still is going strong.

Jerry Beaudoin’s Triple One: 2007 Peterbilt 379

| January 18, 2014

Jerry Beaudoin says he started his SRS National 10-truck fleet to back up his 'disease for chrome.'

Check out this workhorse: Don Cooper’s 379

| January 16, 2014

A neat internal-breather treatment on the Cooper Farms 1998 Peterbilt 379 -- photos and more of the McAlpin, Fla.-based rig of owner-operator Don Cooper.

Quack attack: Oregon fan’s 2010 Freightliner Cascadia

| January 13, 2014

Owner-operator and Oregon Ducks fan John Starr of Roseburg, Ore., says team pride dominates his 2010 Freightliner Cascadia.

Ol’ Red’s glory days: Restoration of an ’86 Kenworth W900

| December 27, 2013

Gailand “G-Man” Johnston’s decision to do a full custom restoration of this 1986 Kenworth W900 was like paying respect to an old friend.

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