Eric Laitinen’s 2000 Peterbilt 379


Eric Laitinen, based out of Cowley, Alberta, Canada, runs Canada to the United States, mostly to California, Texas and the Midwest, with this 2000 Peterbilt 379. He hauls typical flatbed freight. Laitinen said the truck is nearing 4 million kilometers (or approximately 2.5 million miles), so he’s hoping to rebuild the engine and repaint the truck this winter. The truck has a 3406E Caterpillar engine with 18-speed transmission and 3:55 rear ends. Laitinen added a dropped fiberglass visor and vent shades.

Click here to see more Reader Rigs or to upload a photo of your own.

The Business Manual for Owner-Operators
Overdrive editors and ATBS present the industry’s best manual for prospective and committed owner-operators. You’ll find exceptional depth on many issues in the 2021 edition of Partners in Business.
Partners in Business Issue Cover