First-place winners: Diesel Weasel, Snowflake and Mr. Muggsy

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Updated Jan 25, 2024

And finally we announce the top vote-getters of Overdrive‘s Most Loved Pet contest: a Rottweiler cross, a white and gray cat and a grand harlequin macaw.


Diesel GiesbrechtDiesel is the star of one of the biggest YouTube trucker vlogs on the net, Trucker Josh. Diesel has his own Facebook fan page under “The Diesel Weasel.” He got over 700 likes the first day and has over 6,100 YouTube subscribers following him every day, and the audience is growing by almost 1,000/month.”

Josh Giesbrecht | Company driver, Keystone Western


Snowflake“[Snowflake] just showed up out of nowhere for Christmas two years ago and has filled this house with so much love and fun. We couldn’t imagine life without her!”

Wendell Powell | Owner-operator, Agigco


Mr Muggsy“Mr. Muggsy is very special to us being he was our first baby. Muggsy was my wife’s for the first four years of his life. I got bit every time I got close. One day when I was home he changed. That was 21 years ago. I never leave him at home, and when we are in the truck stop I let him out a lot. He really likes people, an he loves children. He will throw wash rags  an his toys out to get the drivers to play catch. He is a real camera hound. He gets his picture taken a lot. We meet drivers that have met me and Mr. Muggsy  before. It is pretty easy to  find me and Mugs. I own a 1962 Kenworth needle nose.We pull a trail king stretch trailer. It is a 320 in wb, painted red, white and blue. I built it 26 years ago from 2 frame rails. Mr. Muggsy has become quite a mechanic. He is really good at taking my wipers loose. He was a big help when I put a piston in in the parking lot in the Petro in Amarillo Tx. He is a lot of company for me. He knows about 300 different words. We talk sing songs and nursery rhymes. I do warn everyone don’t try to touch my watch dog. He bites and then says HELLO.”

Larry Leckrone | Owner-operator, Sammons Trucking Heavy Haul