Custom Rigs

Construction zone: Rock-hauling ’07 Freightliner classic

Owner-operator Dave Maley of Verona, N.D., owns Maley Construction and primarily hauls washed sand and rock for a Ready Mix plant with his 2007 Freightliner Classic XL and 2010 R Way trailer.

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The Mistress: David McDaniel’s ’02 Pete 379

David McDaniel's '02 Peterbilt 379, deemed The Mistress by his wife, is powered by a C15 Caterpillar engine and an 18-speed transmission, and the owner-operator uses the rig to haul glass.

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Video: Paul Rissler’s Custom ’96 Peterbilt 379, ‘The Risslerbilt’

Paul Risslers 1996 Peterbilt 379 and matching Great Dane reefer won Best of Show - Third Runner-Up at the 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs competition last month. See photos of the truck and hear him talk about its features and the build process.

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Video log: A day at the tracks on the European truck racing circuit

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts attended a race in the European truck racing circuit last week in Misano, Italy. While there, he caught up with some of the participants in the race and captured some other sights and sounds at the event.

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Podcast: Off to the races!

With the date getting closer (late June) for Mike Ryan's annual Pike's Peak hill climb in his modified Cascadia, revisit with him and Chumpcar's John Condren talking details about the 2015 debut of the ChampTruck race series, aiming to bring Class 8 racing to the states.

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All in the family: Joel Dawes’ ’88 Pete represents three generations

Dawes came up with the green and white paint scheme with the help of his son and his father. The green stripes represent Dawes’ son and his dad, standing for the color of two of the family’s Camaros.

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Born in the USA: 2013 Kenworth W900L sports all-American theme

Whelen Engineering’s rigs, including this 2013 Kenworth W900L, now display the company’s new logos that sport an all-American theme.

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Volvo, Mack ride patriotic tractors to Washington in Rolling Thunder rally

olvo and Mack each had on display a patriotically designed truck for the Memorial Day weekend Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom rally.

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Videos: Behind the scenes, in the pits in European race circuit

Overdrive Equipment Editor Jack Roberts is in Misano, Italy, this week to check out a Meritor plant in Italy and catch some European trucking races. Here's some footage he shot of the pits and the trucks.

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Video log: Truck races, Ferrari test drive, Meritor’s Italian axle plant

Overdrive Executive Editor Jack Roberts is in Milan, Italy, this week visiting a Meritor test lab. Here are videos he's shot on his trip, including some of checking out Ferraris and Lamborghinis at a nearby track and some footage from the European truck racing circuit.

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