Custom Rigs

Two KWs play role of LTL workhorses

Jim Schwehr runs his two new 2015 Kenworth T680 mostly stock, but he did have the graphics added. The Hamilton, Montana, resident pulls dry vans LTL freight, he says.

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Something out of nothing: Owner-op’s 2000 Peterbilt 379

Dayton, Tenn., resident Calvin Nichols Jr. has put more than 2 million miles on this 2000 Peterbilt 379. Nichols' dedication and hard work have kept the one-truck business alive through the tough economy, says his girlfriend Marcy Greer.

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Craig Ryan’s 1965 International CO4000: Lookback photos, more

Craig Ryan gives a personal account of his brief time trucking leased to Dart and otherwise hauling bees in the 70s and shares photos of his 1965 International CO4000 cabover.

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KW of all trades

This 2010 Kenworth W900 works by day hauling items like lumber, steel, machinery and even the occasional monster truck. It also, however, has moonlighted hauling airliner fuselage for the TV show “Grim” and “has been spotted in several parades across Oergeon in support of our great nation and the troops,” says Josh Nye.

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10 more classic cabovers — all from you

A collection of great photos uploaded by Overdrive readers of COEs still in use and/or long-retired.

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Video: Views on Melvin Davis Jr.’s Hillbilly Hilton

All the comforts of home in the custom-fabbed 163-inch sleeper on this unit, a 2000 Freightliner Classic taken to the next level.

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Owner-operator’s pot of gold

At the end of the rainbow: The 1991 Freightliner FLD Ron Stroke Sr. originally built for another owner-operator but has been running himself since 2004.

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Introducing ’88 Mike': Video with Powershift Performance racer Mike Morgan

"In the armed forces 88 Mike stands for truck driver. I want to be 88 Mike. I want to be the truck driver." --Mike Morgan, whose self-styled Mack race truck will compete in the ChampTruck Class 8 race series

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Are All-Makes Parts Right For You?

Homemade heavy hauler: ’96 Peterbilt 377 gets the job done

Corsicana, Texas, resident Randy Harris re-built this 1996 Peterbilt 377 a few years ago into a heavy hauler. He added special inserts, a new steer axle, a new transmission, a fourth axle, a double-locking fifth wheel and a nine-ton winch.

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Photos and more: Highway Hank’s 1981 KW goes to trucking museum

Highway Hank Good donated his infamous 1981 Kenworth K100 Highway Hilton No. 1 late last year to the Iowa 80 Trucking Museum, where it will rest out its days.

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