Custom Rigs

Photo gallery: Pride & Polish champ Vinnie Diorio’s 2013 Pete showing at MATS

  Vinnie Diorio's 2013 Peterbilt 389, which won the 2013 Pride & Polish National Championship in the Limited-Mileage Combo category, was on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week. Overdrive reported on the truck a few times last year, as the truck won Best of Show in several Pride & Polish events around the country. Click here to see a write-up on the truck from October.

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Photo gallery: Custom ’07 Pete shows its stripes at MATS

The 2007 Peterbilt 379 below, on display at the Mid-America Trucking Show this week in Louisville, Ky., is owned by Dallas MCord.

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PHOTOS: Show trucks on display at Mid-America

A selection of show trucks from the display area at the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

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TRUCK PHOTOS: Day 1 of 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show

As the first day of the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., gets rolling, here are some of the beautiful trucks on display. We'll be updating this gallery throughout the day, so check back for more photos.

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VIDEO: ChampTruck No. 1, race series making progress

At MATS, Mike Ryan is showing a 2006 Freightliner Columbia he and team put together over six weeks preceding to show potential new "Champs," drivers in the series, how they can affordably get into a race truck.

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Photo gallery: Western Star Optimus Prime at Mid-America

On display this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show is the Western Star 4900X that stars as Optimus Prime in the next iteration of the Transformers movie series. Above is a gallery of the truck on the show floor. (Photos by Jason Cannon)

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New vid: Mike Ryan jumps stunt Freightliner

The elaborately-shot video commandeered a Long Beach port terminal to make a gymkhana-style course and stage the resulting video, with plenty spectacular stunts and precision handling.

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Helping hands are hard to find

"The Precious" gets some custom vinyl lettering -- "Never underestimate the value of good help. Who else is going to hand you stuff..."

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

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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