Hard-Working Trucks

CLASS IS IN

Shawn Parker couldn’t be prouder of his 1995 Peterbilt 379, which he named Class in Session. The interior has wood flooring and a chromed-out dash, with lots of red lights inside. The exterior has 8-inch pipes, train horns, 202 LED lights and full fiberglass fenders with ghost flames specially painted by his daughter’s godparents. The truck also features a 500-hp Cummins and plenty of chrome, much of which Parker custom-designed.

SUNNY DAY

Mitch Havard of Kiln, Miss., has driven for nine years and bought his first Peterbilt last year. The 2001 Peterbilt 379 sports a 550-hp Caterpillar with an American Class Platinum Interior. He uses his rig to haul dry bulk.

GREEN DREAM

Rig: 1998 Peterbilt 379
Engine: 3406 E-model Caterpillar
Owner: Robert Bickford
Freight: Logs, cattle

MEALS ON WHEELS

Rig: 1999 Peterbilt 379
Engine: 550-hp Caterpillar
Owner: Gary Rushton
Freight: Animal feeds

BIG ‘UN

Rig: 1990 Kenworth W900L
Engine: Mechanical 425-hp Caterpillar
Owner: Carrie Campbell
Freight: Oversize, long loads

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