Georgia-based Adam Farmer, the owner of Farmer’s Pride Transport, showed two of his company's four trucks — a 1995 Kenworth W900L and a 1991 Peterbilt 379 — at the 2021 Guilty By Association Truck Show in Joplin, Missouri, last September.
Farmer grew up in Southern California in a trucking family. His father drove transfer trucks in the area and taught Farmer to drive at a young age. "He said to me, 'You're going to learn how to drive in case something happens to me out on the road,'" Farmer said.
When Farmer turned 21, he got his first truck and has been running over-the-road ever since. At the time of GBATS last September, he was 35. Before turning 21, he drove locally with his father.
The Kenworth in the video above was formerly owned by a friend of Farmer's father, and it was a truck Farmer always liked when he was growing up. When the owner passed away, the family gave Farmer the opportunity to buy it in 2012.
"I left it as much as I can the way he had it," Farmer said. "I just updated a few things."
The Kenworth features a 12.7-liter Detroit with an 18-speed and 3:55 rears.
Farmer bought the 1991 Peterbilt 379 in 2017 and has been working on upgrading it ever since. He's always been interested in hot rods, so he's putting some of that knowledge toward customizing the classic Pete.
Under the hood, the Pete still sports the original motor, which as of the show last fall had not yet been rebuilt. The truck sports a Cat 3406B with about 900,000 miles.
The unit was originally run locally in Maine and hauled a variety of freight, including boats and seafood. It was later sold and went to work in Arizona after the original owner passed away. Farmer found it for sale from the owner who took it out West.