Custom Rigs

The reign continues: Diorio, Rethwisch repeat as champs as Pride & Polish names 4 top rigs

Small fleet owners Bill Rethwisch and Vinnie Dirorio will be taking home Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship trophies for the second straight year, along with two other perennial Pride & Polish competitors and owner-operators Bob Brinker and Austin Ashley.

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Photos: Pride & Polish competitors grabbing attention on day 2 of GATS

Below is another sampling of the nearly 70 show trucks that showed up to compete in this year's Overdrive's Pride & Polish at the Great American Trucking Show.

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‘Texas Trocas’ to document custom truck building process

The innovative and one-of-a-kind show trucks being produced by the Mendez family at the Texas Chrome Shop has caught more than the eyes of truck show attendees and Pride & Polish judges in recent years: The family and the custom truck builds at their shop are the subjects of a new documentary-style show on Discovery En Espanol.d

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GATS DAY 1: Truck photos from the show floor

For many of the trucks on the show floor at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, the smaller features, those special touches of color or shapes, can make a truck stand out. The photos below are just some of the trucks from the show and some of those features, from hood ornaments to designs printed on the truck. ...

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Photo gallery: Pride & Polish competitors just after ‘rags down’ call

The "rags down" call for the 2014 Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish came this morning at 7:30 a.m. sharp, and the judges began scoring the roughly 70 competitors shortly after. Here are some of the rigs on display.

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Photo gallery: Pride & Polish trucks prepping, staging for showdown

The 2014 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Championship finale officially begins Thursday. Here’s a look at some of the trucks that have made their way to the show floor so far.

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Great American Trucking Show starts today: Here’s how to follow the show

The Great American Trucking Show begins at noon Thursday,. Aug. 22. Here's how you can follow the show if you can't make it.

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GATS preview: Ted Bowers’ 2005 Peterbilt 379

Video, photos of Bowers' combo unit, which he'll be showing at GATS -- and a brief follow-up on Animal Aid USA's effort to transport fallen driver Richard Sullivan's dog Bella back home. All systems go!

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

10 things to see, do and know for the Great American Trucking Show

The Great American Trucking Show starts this week (Aug. 21) and has plenty for drivers and owner-operators. As a primer for the show, here are 10 things you can see or do or should know for the show.

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Continual improvement: Custom ’94 Kenworth

Ken Zeran, an owner-operator leased to STI, thought he wanted a new truck, but soon found that newer isn’t always better.

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