25th anniversary Truckers’ Choice finalist: Austin Ashley’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

Overdrive will feature one Truckers’ Choice 25th Anniversary finalist each day this week. Click here to see all of the competitors and to cast your vote. The contest is being held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Overdrive’s Pride & Polish. 

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Competitor: “Double Take” — 2007 Peterbilt 379

Owner: Austin Ashley

Details: Mississippi-based bulk hauler Austin Ashley and his 2007 Peterbilt 379 won their first Pride & Polish event at 2013’s Great American Trucking Show, picking up Best of Show in the Working Bobtail category. They haven’t slowed down since: Ashley picked up three more Best of Shows since at Pride & Polish competitions across the country and was named first runner-up at the 2014 Shell Rotella SuperRigs show. Ashley also won a Pride & Polish National Championship in the Working Combo category in 2014, along with back-to-back Pride & Polish Truckers’ Choice championships in 2013 and 2014. This year, though the Pete qualified to compete in the August-held National Championship


Austin Ashley champ 2014


Ashley and his truck, following their win at the 2013 75 Chrome Shop Show.Ashley and his truck, following their win at the 2013 75 Chrome Shop Show.


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