If you saw Chelsea, Oklahoma-based Ray Morris walking through a truck stop parking lot, you would not believe the truck he was driving was his. His 2000 Peterbilt 379, "Murder Pete," is a blacked-out, skull-adorned masterpiece that doesn't match Morris' calm and friendly demeanor.
Morris showed "Murder Pete" at the Guilty By Association Truck Show in Joplin, Missouri, in September 2021.
As he explains in the video above, the truck earned its name through a history of ill fate. The truck's original owner, Robert Bohn, passed away in the truck. Morris also suffered a significant head injury after buying the truck about 10 years ago.
The rig is painted satin black, and Morris says he's continually adding custom touches to it as he thinks of things while going down the road. When he bought the truck, it was blue and "just a run-of-the-mill truck," he said. Under the hood is a 6NZ Cat pushing around 700-hp with an 18-speed.