Custom Rigs

2013 National Champion, Working Combo: Bill Rethwisch’s 2012 Peterbilt 389 and Polar tanker

| October 22, 2013

Three years ago, after 15 years of trucking – 13 of those spent hauling gas – Bill Rethwisch decided to start showing trucks. It’s paid off in more ways than one.

2013 GATS Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Shawn Gibson’s 2013 Pete 389

| October 17, 2013

Shawn Gibson has a wicked obsession with chrome, and he and his team made that known with their award-winning 2013 Peterbilt 389.

2013 National Champion, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Jerad Wittwer’s ’01 Peterbilt 379

| October 16, 2013

Family Buziness combined the work of two of last year’s powerhouses: Todd Roccapriore and last year’s Working Bobtail winner – Jerad Wittwer’s company truck from Performance Diesel Inc. in St. George, Utah.

Well-known custom truck builder, Texas fleet owner Bill Hall, Jr. dead after motorcycle wreck

| October 16, 2013

Custom truck builder and fleet owner Bill Hall, Jr., died Thursday, Oct. 10, after being struck while riding his motorcycle by his wife's Cadillac Escalade, according to reports from Hall's hometown, San Antonio.

2013 GATS Best of Show, Working Combo: Jerry Mies’ 2013 Peterbilt 389

| October 15, 2013

This profile is part of a two-week series in which Overdrive will be publishing stories about the four Pride & Polish National Championship winners — crowned in August at The Great American Trucking Show — and the four best of show winners from the event.

2013 National Champion, Working Bobtail: Josh Skidmore’s ’07 Pete 379

| October 11, 2013

When Josh Skidmore set out to build his National Championship award winner, he didn’t want it to be overwrought or complicated. “We wanted to be simpler than everyone else. Clean lines, not a lot of flash – a real functional, working truck.”

2013 GATS Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Combo: Brian Davis’ 2005 Pete 379

| October 10, 2013

For the folks at Davis Bros. in Owensville, Ind., music and trucking are a natural duo, and they always name their trucks after song titles. Finding a name for their 2005 Peterbilt 379, however, was a struggle, but they eventually found a winner.

2013 National Champion, Limited-Mileage Combo: Vinnie Diorio’s ’13 Pete 389

| October 09, 2013

When Vinnie Diorio finished working on his award-winning 2013 Pete, he knew it had ideas others would replicate, so he dubbed the truck, appropriately, Trend Settin'.

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