Custom Rigs

Homemade heavy hauler: ’96 Peterbilt 377 gets the job done

Corsicana, Texas, resident Randy Harris re-built this 1996 Peterbilt 377 a few years ago into a heavy hauler. He added special inserts, a new steer axle, a new transmission, a fourth axle, a double-locking fifth wheel and a nine-ton winch.

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Photos and more: Highway Hank’s 1981 KW goes to trucking museum

Highway Hank Good donated his infamous 1981 Kenworth K100 Highway Hilton No. 1 late last year to the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, where it will rest out its days.

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Chromed up steel hauling Peterbilt 389 glider

Steel hauler Jeremy Anderson owns and runs this 2013 Peterbilt 389 glider, to which he's added a host of custom features.

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Iowa 80 to hold multiple Truckers Jamborees in 2015

In addition to the Walcott Truckers Jamboree, Iowa 80 will hold a show in North Carolina and two in Missouri.

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Family Affair: Detroit-powered 1990 cabover Freightliner

Nick Zwald of Tillamook, Ore., owns and drives this 1990 Freightliner Condor for Zwald Transport, operating under his father’s authority.

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Pride & Polish rewind: A look back at 2014’s top trucks, show truck tour

In its fifth full season, the Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship circuit produced 20 Best of Show winners and four National Champions. Here are the photos recapping the year on the Pride & Polish circuit.

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The rigs and the rundown: ‘Threading the needle’ through 2014

The Channel 19 year in review, Part 1: Top-ranking rigs covered. And a question: How are you feeling about business prospects in 2015?

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Total rebuild: Owner-op’s ’81 Pete 359

Russell Riano says he has “totally rebuilt” this 1981 Peterbilt 359 upon his 2005 purchase of the rig. When business got slow in 2005, he says, “I found this old 359 and went to town.”

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Online Interface Makes it Easier for Drivers to Find Need-it-Now Parts

Video: A quick run in Mike Morgan’s ChampTruck-in-progress

Take a run through some photos of the custom Mack racer and a brief bit of drifting around Morgan's circle drive to get a feel for the unit in this video.

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VIDEO: ‘Freedom Flyer’ custom Volvo HD wrecker

The latest in the "Welcome to my cab" vid series features Eugene, Oreg-based Tim Baumgartner's patriotically decorated custom Volvo VNL, a winner at a variety of beauty shows on the tow/wrecker circuit.

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