Father-son small-fleet flagship: A&D Equipment's 2020 Peterbilt 389/Landoll 930

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Updated Aug 24, 2022

Andy Chavez Sr. continues to school his son on the ins and outs of combination hauling in this pristine 2020 Peterbilt 389, the flagship of his longtime A&D Equipment business, hauling construction equipment in and around the region that includes the company's Santa Clara, California, home base.

In the above video, hear from both Chavez Sr. and Jr.. The latter, as he eases into combination hauling, pulls more routinely these days in a three-axle rollback straight wrecker for the business, which contracts with a bevy of owner-operators Chavez Sr. feels a family bond to.

Andy Chavez Jr. and Sr. and their 2020 Peterbilt 389I caught up with Andy Chavez Jr. and Sr. both on an exceedingly hot day at the A.J. Soza Memorial Truck Show in Merced, California in late June.

Chavez Sr. noted the company continued to weather the fuel-price situation (above $7/gal. at the time in California) and uncertainty around the state's AB 5 contractor law

Front fender of A&D Equipment's 2020 Peterbilt 389Both father and son took pride with the myriad other owners showing their equipment out at the show, in A&D's case a sparkling Legendary Black-painted masterpiece of clean design, and maximum utility.

A&D Equipment's 2020 Peterbilt 389Nothing too outlandish, but plenty to represent the company and it's customers well, Chavez Sr. noted in pointing to added lights, bumper and front air dump valve, among other custom touches. "You represent them well, they'll take care of you, too," he said.

Said Chavez Jr. of his current work, as he eases into the business full-time and then some: "I'm having a blast."

A&D Equipment's Landoll 930 trailerIf all goes according to plan, one day soon he'll take the wheel of the combo.

Find plenty more views on the unit in the video up top. 

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