North Carolina-based operator's 2000 Peterbilt 379, from 'blank canvas' daycab to stretched flattop sleeper

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Updated May 28, 2021

Monroe, North Carolina-based hauler Greg Eudy, the owner of Greg Eudy Trucking, showed his custom 2000 Peterbilt 379, "The Copper Kettle," at the Kenly 95 East Coast Jamboree earlier this month.

When he bought the truck in 2016, he says "it was a blank canvas." It was a day cab with a short wheelbase, so he stretched it and added a flattop sleeper off of a Peterbilt 359. He also replaced the hood and added the visor, lights and stacks.

Under the hood is a 550-hp 6NZ Cat with an 18-speed and 3:70 rears. He uses the truck to haul sand and rock to concrete plants locally for Reynolds Trucking, based in Indian Trail, North Carolina.

One of the more unique features on the truck is its paint scheme. Eudy says he works on hot rods some, and he got the idea for the Sunburst Orange scheme at hot rod events. Depending on how the light hits the truck, it can look brown, orange or copper -- how the truck's moniker came about.

Greg Eudy's Peterbilt 379 and East Genesis trailerGreg Eudy, the owner of Greg Eudy Trucking, hauls sand and rock to concrete plants with this custom 2000 Peterbilt 379 and East Genesis dump trailer.

Greg Eudy's Peterbilt 379 with Peterbilt 359 sleeperThe truck got its nickname, "The Copper Kettle," from its paint scheme. The Sunburst Orange color looks different depending on the light.

Eudy has added a number of lights on the visor and breathers.

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