Melvin Adams, who owns A&P Manufacturing with his wife, Kim, purchased this 2015 Peterbilt 389 Pride & Class Edition to celebrate 50 years of the company being in business.
Adams says the truck is the first new truck the company has bought in the 50-year history of the company. The truck is powered by a 500-horsepower Cummins and an 18-speed transmission.
Custom work on the truck includes a moose bumper on the front due to primarily operating in Newfoundland, Canada, and a stainless steel drop visor and roof wing. The center of the chassis and mudflaps are also adorned with lights, along with a stainless steel Peterbilt logo across the back of the cab.
The trailer is a 53-foot 2016 Hyundai dry van, which was wrapped to commemorate the company’s 50 years in business. A&P hauls its own lumber to be made into pallets, which the company then delivers to customers.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.