Three years ago, after 15 years of trucking – 13 of those spent hauling gas – Bill Rethwisch decided to start showing trucks. It’s paid off in more ways than one.
Shawn Gibson has a wicked obsession with chrome, and he and his team made that known with their award-winning 2013 Peterbilt 389.
Family Buziness combined the work of two of last year’s powerhouses: Todd Roccapriore and last year’s Working Bobtail winner – Jerad Wittwer’s company truck from Performance Diesel Inc. in St. George, Utah.
Custom truck builder and fleet owner Bill Hall, Jr., died Thursday, Oct. 10, after being struck while riding his motorcycle by his wife's Cadillac Escalade, according to reports from Hall's hometown, San Antonio.
This profile is part of a two-week series in which Overdrive will be publishing stories about the four Pride & Polish National Championship winners — crowned in August at The Great American Trucking Show — and the four best of show winners from the event.
When Josh Skidmore set out to build his National Championship award winner, he didn’t want it to be overwrought or complicated. “We wanted to be simpler than everyone else. Clean lines, not a lot of flash – a real functional, working truck.”
For the folks at Davis Bros. in Owensville, Ind., music and trucking are a natural duo, and they always name their trucks after song titles. Finding a name for their 2005 Peterbilt 379, however, was a struggle, but they eventually found a winner.
When Vinnie Diorio finished working on his award-winning 2013 Pete, he knew it had ideas others would replicate, so he dubbed the truck, appropriately, Trend Settin'.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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River States Customz, La Crosse, Wis., Friday-Saturday, June 27-28, www.riverstatescustomz.com
Fitzgerald Glider Kits, Crossville, Tenn., Friday-Saturday, July 18-19, www.fitzgeraldgliderkits.com
Great American Trucking Show, Dallas, Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 21-23, www.gatsonline.com
PDI, St. George, Utah, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 17-18, http://pdidiesel.com
75 Chrome Shop, Wildwood, Fla., Friday-Sunday, April 25-27, www.75chromeshop.com