Custom Rigs

Reigning champ ’88 Mike’ opens 2016 ChampTruck season with win

Morgan out-raced familiar faces such as Ricky “Rude” Proffitt and Allen Boles, as well as newcomers to the series Justin Ball, Miklos Maricsek and Chris Kikelhan, a star on A&E’s TV show “Shipping Wars.”

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Randy Harris’ 2013 Freightliner Cascadia

This 2013 Freightliner Cascadia is owned by Randy Harris and features a 515 horsepower Detroit with an Eaton 13-speed automatic and 3:41 rears.

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Stan Courter’s 2016 Peterbilt 579

The only customization to the truck is a U.S. Navy seal applied to the cab extenders to signify Courter’s service in the Navy from 1984-1989.

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Video: Sights and sounds from the Mid-America Trucking Show

Quick hits from the Mid-America Trucking Show, which took place earlier this month.

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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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