Custom Rigs

2013 National Champion, Working Bobtail: Josh Skidmore’s ’07 Pete 379

| October 11, 2013

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.”

2013 GATS Best of Show, Limited-Mileage Combo: Brian Davis’ 2005 Pete 379

| October 10, 2013

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.

2013 National Champion, Limited-Mileage Combo: Vinnie Diorio’s ’13 Pete 389

| October 09, 2013

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'.

Star power: 2005 Freightliner Classic XL

| October 06, 2013

Star Traywick of Tucson, Ariz., drives this 2005 Freightliner Classic XL as a power provider pulling a dry van for Rudolph Freight of Murray, Ky. The truck is powered by a 685-hp Detroit and features a graphic package put together over a two-year span.

Anger Management: Tire-smoking ’69 KW W900

| October 04, 2013

This 1967 KW W900 can run a quarter-mile in 12.8 seconds at 115 mpg.

Rockin’ & rollin’: Custom concert equipment hauler

| October 02, 2013

Pete Demarest's '06 4900EX hauls sound and stage equipment to and from live shows.

Moving and shaking: ’92 Freightliner FLD 120

| October 02, 2013

Eric Meier of East Jordan, Mich., hauls box-van freight under his own authority as Meier Trucking Inc. in his 1992 Freightliner FLD 120 equipped with a 450-hp Detroit and a 9-speed transmission.

Video: From-cab view of 100 mph truck racing around road course

| October 02, 2013

Video shot in the cab of a truck taking a few laps around a track in the Czech Republic. The truck racing series is set to make its way to the U.S. in 2015.

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