Custom Rigs

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

Pair of champs, take two: Dan Brubaker’s 2014 389 glider and Wilson trailer

Videos, photos, more: Owner-operator Dan Brubaker's custom 2014 Peterbilt 389 glider and 2015 Wilson Livestock trailer are competing in the Pride & Polish national championship in the Working Combo category.

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Pair of champs: Father-son Petes compete for national title

Video, photos: Sigourney, Iowa-based Ron Brubaker's 1993 "One of a Kind" livestock-hauling Peterbilt 379. Brubaker and his son Dan will be competing in Overdrive's Pride & Polish national championship at GATS next week.

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