KEEPING HIS COOL
Mike Boulia of Newport, N.C., affectionately calls his ride Cool 359, but his trucks have not always been so pleasant. Boulia’s first rig had no air conditioning, earning him his handle, Shake and Bake. Boulia now drives this 1986 Peterbilt 359 with a 475 Cummins and “air conditioning that will freeze your toes off.”
Heath Marsh, who hauls rock and sand in his 1988 Freightliner FLC 120, is a second-generation truck driver, but his dream is to open a chrome shop and customize show trucks. Until then, Marsh says he will stay on the road with his own customized rig. It has a Cummins Big Cam 4 engine, drop sun visor, 11 feet of polished deck plate in front and behind the fifth wheel, aluminum Alcoa wheels and 60 chicken lights.
RIG: 1989 Peterbilt 359
ENGINE: 400 Caterpillar
OWNER: Robert Rathman
FREIGHT: Livestock feeding and farming operation
Do you have a good-looking truck? Send us a few photos and a description. READER RIGS, Overdrive editorial, 3200 Rice Mine Road N.E., Tuscaloosa, AL 35406. Please include your name and a way to contact you, either an e-mail address or a phone number.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.