Love That Shines

Dwight Tindall drives and maintains an award-winning 1996 Peterbilt 379 owned by Pride & Polish contestant David Kosar.

Two years of study at a culinary arts school in California didn’t exactly prepare Dwight Tindall for a driving career, but it didn’t go to waste, either. He still practices gourmet cooking when he’s with his wife, Sandy, at their Texas lake home. “I enjoy people, and my hobby is cooking,” Tindall says.

On the road, he focuses on being the full-time driver of the 1996 Peterbilt 379 that belongs to the Dallas-based Riteway fleet owned by David Kosar, a Pride & Polish veteran. Tindall is also responsible for keeping the Pete in show-quality condition. “I do love my little red truck,” he says. He also has affection for motorized “toys” such as his 1998 Chevy Silverado or the Indian Chief motorcycle he used to own.

Tindall has added certain features to Kosar’s Pete, including a “Radical Christianity” sticker. It’s a reminder for Tindall, a recovered substance abuser, that whether he’s driving or doing truck shows, he represents a higher power. “And if I can’t make him shine,” he asks, “what’s the point?”

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