More on the 2017 Peterbilt 389 flattop of Candice Cooley’s Patrone Livestock fleet

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Updated May 20, 2017

The classic lines and detailed but tasteful interior styling of this custom showpiece are the result of design decisions made in part on the fly after trial and error, notes owner Candice Cooley in the video interview above. Give a run through it for more on the 2016 GATS Limited Mileage Bobtail Best of Show winner as it heads out now to do what it was built for, hauling livestock out of Idaho, Cooley’s Patrone Livestock fleet’s home base, Cooley says. After a final show for the time being last month, “she’s going to work.”

Video and interview were conducted at 4 State Trucks’ Guilty by Association Truck Show in Joplin, Mo., Sept. 23-24.Video and interview were conducted at 4 State Trucks’ Guilty by Association Truck Show in Joplin, Mo., Sept. 23-24.

With six trucks now on the road, all Peterbilt 389s of recent vintage, things have been going well for Cooley since starting out in trucking as a livestock hauler with her former husband in 2005, then moving off on her own after their divorce.

Via this link, read a little more about Cooley’s partners on the custom work put into the originally solid red 389, delivered from the factory powered by the big-block Cummins ISX in March of this year. Six months, all told, have turned it into what you see here, a pristine working unit with plenty of old-school flair from the flattop sleeper and button-tuck interior to the striping.

Patrone Livestock owner Candice CooleyPatrone Livestock owner Candice Cooley Cooley worked with 4 State Trucks ordering the variety of custom parts added to after the 389 came in from the factory.Cooley worked with 4 State Trucks ordering the variety of custom parts added to after the 389 came in from the factory. Among others attending to the show at 4 State were Patrone Livestock driver Matt Buhler, here shown wiping down the driver-side tanks after positioning the rig out front for the show.Among others attending to the show at 4 State were Patrone Livestock driver Matt Buhler, here shown wiping down the driver-side tanks after positioning the rig out front for the show.

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