Hard-Working Beauties

THE INTIMIDATOR

Jay and Nancy Frost’s night owl is a 1999 extended-hood Peterbilt 379 with a 500-hp Detroit Diesel. It’s nicknamed “The Intimidator” – after Dale Earnhart Sr., of course. In addition to displaying Earnhart’s No. 3 logo, the Tasmanian Devil is perched on the hood.

THE JOLLY GREEN GIANT

Jeff and Matt Johnson of Johnson Sand and Gravel in New Berlin, Wis., recently restored this Mack. The DM 688 has an E7350 engine with a 10-speed Eaton transmission, camelback suspension and an air-ride cab. The rig’s facelift included hand-painted pinstripes.

BLACK AND TANTARA

RIG: 1996 Peterbilt 379
ENGINE: 500-hp Cummins N14
OWNER: Thomas McIntosh
FREIGHT: General

DAD’S PETERBILT

RIG: 1988 Peterbilt 379
ENGINE: 425-hp Caterpillar 3406B
OWNER: Phil McKuin
FREIGHT: Grain and byproducts

THE LAST RIDE

RIG: 2003 Kenworth W900L
ENGINE: 550-hp Caterpillar
OWNER: Clay Yockey
FREIGHT: Logs and poles

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