Fleenor Bros. at it again -- 2022 Kenworth W900 the fleet's latest working show truck

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Updated Apr 4, 2023

Carthage, Missouri-based Fleenor Bros. is no stranger to the show truck world, having competed at a number of different shows with a wide variety of trucks.

Fleenor Bros. driver J.T. Picha, who has been with the company a little over three and a half years, showed one of the fleet’s newest rides, this 2022 Kenworth W900, at the 2022 Shell Rotella SuperRigs working truck show in Branson, Missouri, in June.

Fleenor Bros.' 2022 Kenworth W900Picha said the old-school paint scheme has been in the back pocket of Fleenor Bros. President Kyle Cousins for a few years. "I'm the lucky one," Picha said. "He brought it out, and I get to drive it."

Fleenor Bros. President Kyle Cousins put the first 11,000 or so miles on the truck before handing over the keys to Picha, who at the time of SuperRigs in June, had increased the mileage on the odometer to about 25,000 in the month that he'd been driving the rig.

Picha started with Fleenor Bros. hauling mostly flatbed but has since transitioned to the company's reefer division. He now uses this '22 W9 to haul frozen foods out to California and bring fresh produce back to the Midwest, primarily the Chicago area.

Engine of Fleenor Bros.' 2022 Kenworth W900The rig is powered by a 565-hp Cummins with an 18-speed.

Most of the work on the truck was done in-house at Fleenor Bros., including the drop bumper and drop visor. Southerland Bros. Air & Fab, out of Rosebud, Missouri, air-bagged the front end.

Fleenor Bros.' 2022 Kenworth W900 at nightFleenor Bros. decided not to go "over the edge" with the lights, Picha said, including leaving off clearance lights "to kind of give it that streamlined look."

The truck is equipped with an 86-inch Kenworth Studio Sleeper, which also has an Espar bunk heater to cut down on idling time on cooler nights, particularly in emissions-strict California.

Fleenor Bros.' 2022 Kenworth W900 wheelbaseThe truck sits on a 315-inch wheelbase.

Interior of Fleenor Bros. 2022 Kenworth W900Inside the rig, the dash is painted to match the blue accents of the truck's paint scheme.

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