Custom Rigs

PHOTOS: Pride & Polish in Tennessee, Day 1

Some views on the first, overcast day of the Overdrive's Pride & Polish truck-beauty competition in Crossville, Tenn., at the Fitzgerald Glider Kits facility.

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Perfect size is oversize: Reader’s 2014 Kenworth

Shawn Hoefer, who works in licensing and permits for oversize hauler Combined Carriers Co., says the company’s 2014 Kenworths carry “everything big and heavy.”

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Walcott wrap-up: 44,000 attended show; list of winners from Super Truck competition

The Iowa 80 Truckstop hosted more than 44,000 attendees last week at its annual Walcott Truckers Jamboree, the truck stop announced. Here are some photos from the event and the list of winners from its Super Truck competition.

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Minty tough: Owner-op, custom Pete brave tough times together

Chris VanPelt and his 2007 Peterbilt 379 have been through some tough times together, including a divorce and two bankruptcies. But he and the rig have pulled out some good times of late riding the show truck circuit.

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Top rigs to show at Pride & Polish’s Tennessee stop this week

The 2014 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish circuit continues its nationwide truck beauty show tour July 18-19 in Crossville, Tenn., off Interstate 40 at Fitzgerald Glider Kits’ parts and sales facility.

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Custom built: Independent’s drill hauling Pete

Independent owner-operator Randy Green of Lufkin, Texas, has his own company, A Team Heavy Haul, hauling mostly drilling rigs with his custom-built Peterbilt.

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BigRigBuilder offers virtual 3D truck builder

BigRigBuilder.com recently announced the launch of its virtual entertainment website built for American truck operators that allows them to "build their dream semi and compete in a virtual truck show" for gear they can install on their actual trucks.

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Mack steals show on the red carpet

At this year's Much Music Video Awards, Canadian hip-hop rockers Down With Webster emerged on the awards-show red carpet from a Mack Pinnacle Rawhide Edition with a 70-inch mid-rise sleeper.

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

Keeping it old school: ’02 Peterbilt 379

Rick Meijer, an Orono, Ontario, native, owns this 2002 Peterbilt 379, which is powered by a 550-hp Cat and 18-speed transmission.

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Photos: Beauty shots of River States Pride & Polish Best of Show winners

The River States Customz Pride & Polish event took place last weekend, June 27-28, and produced four Best of Show winners and some new qualifiers for the Overdrive's Pride & Polish National Championship judging round to be held next month at the Great American Trucking Show. A full list of winners was posted Saturday (click here to see it), and since, the show's four Best of Show winners and the People's Choice winner had their beauty ...

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