Custom Rigs

Revisiting a classic and a class act: Butch Mueller and his 1971 Peterbilt 358

On the byways of Wisconsin, my meeting of Leon "Butch" Mueller and his 1971 Peterbilt 358 -- reader Al Zieher recalls the rig well from his youth, as Mueller was himself just beginning a 4-million-mile tour of duty in the rig.

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Things that don’t travel well for a thousand, Alex

George on Wendy's trucking conversion: "“If you had told me five years ago my nurse wife would be rating chrome polish for a truck we're going to show, I would have thought you were crazy.”

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Mike Alexander’s 2013 Kenworth W900

Steel hauling owner-operator's KW.

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ChampTruck’s second season opens Saturday in Palm Beach

Tickets are available at the track the days of the races for $10 per person, per day, or $15 per person for the two-day event. Each paid adult can bring three children under the age of 15 for free.

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Classic former Burt Reynolds-owned W900B, across the pond

How a U.K.-based trucker came to possess a classic mid-1980s W900B, only to realize its former owners here in the United States including none other than Smokey & the Bandit star Burt Reynolds.

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Bryan Fontenot’s custom 2011 Pete 389

He uses the truck to haul mostly hazmat up the East Coast and through the central U.S. He purchased the truck custom from DB Kustom Trucks in Antioch, Ill. Fontenot runs out of Pattison, Texas.

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Japanese ‘Dekotora’ tradition in custom rigs

A long look across the Pacific at Takuya Sosogi's custom 'dekotora' straight truck, hauling produce in the island nation of Japan. Mel Films' new short documentary shows Japanese custom traditions share a lot with those in the U.S.

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Photos: Celebs, trucks, race cars and more from the MATS show floor

MATS 2016

Scroll through the MATS gallery below to see photos of celebrities, trucks, race cars and more.

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Beautiful trucks grace the MATS show floor

MATS 2016

Many stunning trucks can be spotted this week on the show floor at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Here are a few that caught our eye.

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SuperRigs returns to Joplin with focus on trucks, veterans

MATS 2016

Shell expects to team with Fastport, an agency that helps veterans find civilian jobs, to educate veteran attendees about the job opportunities that exist in trucking.

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