Custom Rigs

Active duty: Western Stars hauling 108,000-pound tanks

The Western Star full-axle tractors pictured here hauled three M88 tanks weighing 108,000 pounds each.

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Matty Marie: Farm equipment hauling 379

Strickland, who primarily hauls bins and farming equipment for the alfalfa seed industry, says he named his truck Matty Marie because "I name everything," he says.

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Showing off at GATS: Tina Comer and a classic custom Kenworth

David Schnautz’s 1981 Kenworth W900A serves as the backdrop for 2013 Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Tina Comer, who hauls logs for Comer Trucking, owned with her husband, Robert.

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Get your load on! (Edition 7)

From construction equipment to more garden variety loads dressed up behind spectacular tractors, this occasional series delivers more great photos of readers' loads. Find out how to send in your own ...

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’70s fever: 1977 KW catches lots of highway attention

Owner-operator Rick Sousa of Portsmouth, R.I., hauls general commodities with his 1977 Kenworth W900A and says the paint job is popular with passers-by.

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Revisiting a long career — and two spectacular trucks

Wendy Parker with the "rest of the story" on Thomas Paul Kraak and his 1960 Autocar -- and his son's efforts to return his 1952 LT Mack to him before the elder Kraak passed away after cancer's return.

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Still rolling: Old Time Express 2001 Freightliner

Catching a rig from the pages of Overdrive in person at a carrier yard -- and a discussion of the dynamics of safety rating, in flux today with CSA. Have you seen the effects of a Conditional rating?

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What you would do with the Long Haul Survivor

With the raffling off of the Long Haul Survivor cancer-research-benefit custom Peterbilt coming up in May, we asked readers what they would do were they to win the truck. Find a round-up of answers here.

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New custom KW under way from Anthony Fischkelta

Anthony Fischkelta is looking toward Mid-America next month with his latest project truck, the 2014 Kenworth W900 with a 331-inch wheelbase.

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Pay and play: ’03 Western Star works in the summer, tours in the winter

Owner-operator Bill Kolias’ 2003 Western Star works hard during the summer, towing throughout New Hampshire. When cool weather arrives, Kolias, his wife and grandson take the truck and camper to Florida for the winter.

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