Custom Rigs

Video: A quick run in Mike Morgan’s ChampTruck-in-progress

Take a run through some photos of the custom Mack racer and a brief bit of drifting around Morgan's circle drive to get a feel for the unit in this video.

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VIDEO: ‘Freedom Flyer’ custom Volvo HD wrecker

The latest in the "Welcome to my cab" vid series features Eugene, Oreg-based Tim Baumgartner's patriotically decorated custom Volvo VNL, a winner at a variety of beauty shows on the tow/wrecker circuit.

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Oilfield hauler’s Pete ‘in the ideal place’

Oilfield equipment hauler Jay Aid's 2010 Peterbilt 379 runs three different trailers for him, he says, including a double-drop with a detachable neck, a stretch trailer that can stretch up to 96-feet and a step-deck.

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2015 Shell Rotella SuperRigs calendar available for order

Shell Rotella announced today the 2015 edition of its SuperRigs calendar is available for order. The calendar features 12 working trucks and drivers.

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Peterbilt 75th anniversary party brings 351 Petes spanning 9 decades

Held at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds, Peterbilt says the party attracted 351 Peterbilts, which the truck makers bills as “the largest collection of Peterbilt trucks ever assembled.”

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Semi-retired 1990 Peterbilt 362

This now-retired 1990 Peterbilt 362 plays the role of “toy hauler,” says its owner John Sabo, who uses the rig to haul his antique tractors.

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‘Tis the season: Archived Overdrive covers show off snowy rigs, Christmas colors

Christmas is approaching quickly, and in the spirit of the season, Overdrive dug these old covers out of the filing room to show off.

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Sharp food hauling ’03 Kenworth W900L

Reefer hauler Bronwyn Hicks' 2003 Kenworth W900L has over 200 LED lights, a custom red and white paint job, a wood grain instrument panel with all chrome gauges, two red leather seats, a sunroof and daylight doors.

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

Trucking Christmas parades: Where and when to find them

The Pacific Northwest leads the continent in holiday trucker parades, albeit some have expanded to include more than trucks. California’s best known truck parade is set for 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in Eureka. Since the ‘80s, truckers honking “Jingle Bells” have convoyed in heavily decorated trucks to raise money for local charities. Click here for more information on the Eureka parade.  Here's video from the 2009 Eureka parade: 18 WHEELS OF CHRISTMAS Overdrive wants to see what you do ...

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Video: Trucker makes tight turn with extra-long trailer look easy

As noted in the video's description, the trailer was even equipped with a rear driver.

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