Kevin Benson drives this 2019 Peterbilt 389 for Canton, Missouri-based Hoewing Trucking, which he pulls locally hauling rock, sand, fertilizer and more. He showed the rig at the 2021 Shell Rotella SuperRigs working truck show in Hampshire, Illinois, where it placed third in the Tractor category.
The truck was ordered with the blue paint and green frame, but Benson and Hoewing owners Scott and Mark Hoewing had the striping added after they bought it.
It also features extra chrome, a custom visor, chopped breathers and more.
Hauling in and out of lime quarries, Benson pulls a stainless 2021 Mac end dump that he and others and Hoewing work extra hard to keep shiny. Benson says the truck is usually washed two or three times a week, with a more extensive wash on Friday nights before it's parked for the weekend to keep it in good condition.
"When you go into the quarries, it's lime, so that will stain anything it touches," Benson says. "So you just roll real slow, and hopefully the loader operator is patient and will load you slow."
The interior features minor upgrades, such as a custom steering wheel, but with the nature of the work and getting in and out of the cab often, it's hard to keep the interior dust-free.