The pristine 2019 Peterbilt 389 heavy-haul glider of Aaron Walters

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Updated Nov 6, 2021

Owner-operator Aaron Walters got in under the wire of significant declines in glider production with his purchase of this 2019 Peterbilt 389, powered by a 1999-built Caterpillar and outfitted for the high-wide-and-ugly freight operation of Walters Transport Service of Pipestone, Minnesota. 

aaron waltersOwner-operator Aaron WaltersHis father launched the company more than a decade ago, Walters notes in this video. I caught up with Walters on the site of the Walcott Truckers Jamboree back in July this summer, where he took first in his Bobtail 2018-'21 class and won the Bobtail, Show Only portion of the Lights at Night competition. Walters and his father own just two trucks but have many big 12-axle and other trailers for hauling wind-energy-related freight, he said. 

His own operation, with a 12-axle coupled, brings his combination to 126 feet long, grossing well over 200K lbs. on weight most of the time. 

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Several owner-operators with their authority run for the company on a power-only basis. 

arron walters truck at nightThis scene from where the rig was parked at the Walcott event, during the nighttime lights competition, shows some of the rig's illuminated accents.

Walters' "Blue Moon" 2019 Peterbilt 389 didn't end its custom journey right out of the factory. The interior was redone with the expert help of Peterbilt of Sioux Falls. 

inside aaron walters' 2019 peterbilt 389In the video, catch plenty more views of the inside of Walters' rig, with plenty in the way of custom accents, painted trim pieces, floor and more.

Nu-Gen Services of Port Allen, Louisiana, handled the exterior, with the addition of 12Ga Customs parts -- steps, mirror brackets, air cleaners, 8-inch cab extenders and much more. 

aaron walters' 2019 peterbilt 389Nu-Gen also built this fairly unique air line holder -- oil-field design-ish, Walters said -- for the heavy hauler.

aaron walters' 2019 peterbilt 389Steps to the deck occupy the space between the heavy-haul tractor's lift axle and the drive tandems, also put in place by Nu-Gen.

Catch plenty more views in the video up top.

aaron walters' 2019 peterbilt 389