25th anniversary Truckers’ Choice finalist: Jon Eilen’s 2010 Peterbilt 389 and Macsimizer trailer

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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. 


Competitor: â€śIron Afflicted” — 2010 Peterbilt 389 and Macsimizer trailer

Owner: Jonathan Eilen

Details: Eilen and his “Iron Afflicted” won the first-ever Pride & Polish National Championship series held in 2011. The truck and its build was spurred by the death of Jon’s brother Jake, who was a trucker and an award-winning custom truck builder in his own right. Eilen bought the Pete new in September 2009, and he immediately tore it apart and began the custom build process. Nearly all the work on the rig was done at Eilen’s shop with the help of his brother Pat and other family members. The finished product is a tribute to black.“Everything flows from front to back,” he says. “I wanted the black and orange to carry through, and it does, inside and out. Motor, truck, trailer – everything’s got it.”