Custom Rigs

Striped work horse: Arkansas owner-op’s 2006 Pete 379

When owner-operator Hughes Morin purchased his 2006 379 Peterbilt, the truck was solid red, so he created a silver and red striped paint scheme to make the truck his own.

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Dallas duo: Finalist Libby Clayton poses with Pride & Polish champ

Austin Ashley’s 2007 Peterbilt 379 serves as the backdrop here for Overdrive’s Most Beautiful finalist Libby Clayton, who drives doubles across the country for Dillard’s department stores.

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Purple logging beauty: Brent Pecarski’s ’09 Pete 388

Logging trucks usually are sturdy work trucks that go about their job in anonymity — Not Blaskie Trucking’s 2009 Peterbilt 388, which turns heads and draws camera-toting gawkers throughout Blaskie’s territory in Ontario, Canada.

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C.O. Bruce Trucking — classic trucks through the decades

Photos and more from longtime owner-operator C.O. Bruce's and his 1960s visit to Overdrive offices in Los Angeles.

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Kansas show rig registration open

The Park City Chill event in Park City, Kan., bills itself as the "largest indoor motorcycle, car and custom semi-truck show" in Kansas -- it runs Feb. 28-March 2 at the Wichita-area Kansas Pavilion.

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Custom-carved trucks from Alaska seasonal hauler

Photos: Introducing custom-truck model builder Christopher Vallee of Anchorage, Alaska, working mostly in wood.

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Hot rod on 18 wheels: Antifreeze Green ’94 Pete 377

Randy Morten knew he wanted a rig with character while searching for a new truck in California, and this bright 1994 Peterbilt 377 caught his eye.

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No Excuses: Texas owner-op turns beat up Freightliner into rolling art

After 35 years running long-haul, Napoleon Leiva started driving locally in Texas. So four years ago, he picked up what was at the time a beat-up ’99 Freightliner Century with 1.5 million miles to make runs in the Dallas area.

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Cancer-awareness advocacy from GA small fleet; Long Haul Survivor update

Junior Pippin Trucking profiled in Georgia local newspaper -- while the Long Haul Survivor raffle rig to benefit cancer research keeps trucking on its yearlong mission. Final drawing is in May in Iowa.

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Log-haul ‘pride and joy’ KW W900

This Kenworth is a regular at local parades since Byrd Trucking purchased it to haul logs, one of two similarly spec'd 2013 KWs they've now got on the road in Florida.

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