Operator's 'Double or Nothin’' ’94 Pete 379

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Updated Mar 12, 2022

Willard, Missouri-based one-truck owner-operator Brandon Davis showed his classic 1994 Peterbilt 379 named "Double or Nothin'" at the Guilty By Association Truck Show in Joplin, Missouri, last fall. "Double or Nothin'" is the truck that Davis' son, Remington "Rooster" Davis' "WeePete" replica is modeled after.

Davis, who owns Left Lane LLC with his wife Cortney, uses the rig to haul a variety of flatbed freight across the country with his 2020 Wilson stepdeck trailer. 

Brandon Davis' 1994 Peterbilt 379Davis is the third owner of the 1994 Peterbilt 379. He bought it in 2017 from a friend who had owned it for 17 years. It had a similar paint scheme when he bought it, but the blue was more of a teal or turquoise shade, he said. When doing some touch-up work after buying the rig, he ended up using the Peacock Blue that is now on the fenders and tanks. The cream color of the rest of the cab, he believes, is from 2004 after the truck was in an accident and repainted by Peterbilt.

Cortney started Left Lane as a pilot car company in 2014 when Brandon was doing heavy-haul work out of Colorado. When the Davis' moved to MIssouri in 2016, Cortney got out of the pilot car business to stay home with the couple's young children, and the next year, Brandon bought "Double or Nothin'."

"A year or so [after moving to Missouri], we got the truck, and we already had the LLC, so we just opened up under the same company again and resumed making money with the same name," Brandon said. 

Brandon himself is a third-generation truck driver. His grandfathers drove trucks, as well as his father. Despite objections from his father, Brandon still went into the trucking industry. And given his son's passion for trucking at a young age, it's a possibility he's already passed the trucking bug along to the next generation. 

Brandon and Rooster Davis with 'Double or Nothin'' and 'WeePete'Remington "Rooster" Davis and his "WeePete" replica of his dad's "Double or Nothin'" 1994 Peterbilt 379, from a 2020 Overdrive article.

Under the hood, the rig features a 425-hp Cat 3406C, which has 1.2 million miles and has been rebuilt twice through the years, and an 18-speed double overdrive and 3:70 rears. The truck sits on a 262-inch wheelbase. 

Other custom touches the Davis' have added to the truck include the front bumper, side boxes, deck plate, a custom shock cover and more.

"We don't have a lot of time to take the truck down to do customizations to it, so we try to squeeze it in a 8 o'clock at night, or on a Sunday or Saturday after the boys play football or something," Brandon said. 

Brandon Davis' 2020 Wilson stepdeckDavis hauls a variety of flatbed freight with his 2020 Wilson stepdeck, which he had painted at the factory to match the Peterbilt.

Interior of Brandon Davis' 1994 Peterbilt 379Davis has redone the interior of the truck, wrapping the dash panels and adding more of his own touches.

Floors of Brandon Davis' 1994 Peterbilt 379Davis has also added the wood floors to the truck since he bought it.

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