TraLo Companies’ long and low, conestoga-pulling 2015 389

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Updated Jan 8, 2022

Owatonna, Minnesota-based TraLo Companies driver Colin Rodgers showed this 2015 Peterbilt 389 at the 2021 Shell Rotella SuperRigs working truck show in Hampshire, Illinois, where it won fifth place in the Tractor-Trailer division. The rig is coupled with a 48-foot conestoga that's painted to match the truck. 

As Rodgers explained, the truck was built out West, and the idea for the unique brownish-green color scheme came from an Old Navy t-shirt.

TraLo Companies' 2015 Peterbilt 389Colin Rodgers drives this 2015 Peterbilt 389 for TraLo Companies out of Owatonna, Minnesota. Rodgers notes that all of the pinstriping work on the paint job was done by hand and that there is no vinyl on the truck.

While the truck features plenty of custom additions, Rodgers says the goal is to keep it looking old-school, which he believes "is everybody's favorite part about it going down the road. It ain't overdone with lights. That stuff is cool, but we like to keep it old-school looking."

Rear view of TraLo Companies' 2015 Peterbilt 389The truck sits on a 305-inch wheelbase. Rodgers uses the truck to haul construction materials, steel coils and other equipment that needs a conestoga. The front axles of the truck feature a 5-inch car-hauler air ride allowing it to sit lower than a standard suspension.

TraLo conestoga trailerThe 48-foot conestoga curtainside flatbed that Rodgers typically pulls is painted to match the unique paint scheme of the tractor. Rodgers hauls all across the Lower 48.

TraLo Companies' 2015 Peterbilt 389 at nightRodgers says the goal with the truck is to keep it old school, so it has limited lights on the tractor. The trailer, however, is lined with lights from front to back.

Hear more from Rodgers, and catch many more views of the rig in the video up top.