Happy Thanksgiving!

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Updated Nov 24, 2023
Ken Brodeur's KW and a Thanksgiving message from Overdrive

Pictured above with a message from all of us here at Overdrive is the fantastic 2016 Kenworth W900L of flatbed puller and owner Ken Brodeur, featured as part of our Reader Rigs gallery series earlier this year. We'd been experiencing issues with the main gallery at this page, and finally got it back functioning fully last week for your uploads, most of which eventually are featured as part of the series

Readers can upload their own photos via this link.

As a way of hopefully inspiring a few new shots during downtime OTR or on the home front the rest of this week and weekend (hint hint, nudge nudge), know that we've featured several of your truck photos in our annual message of thanksgiving through the years, dating back to at least 2014, maybe even earlier.

We truly appreciate the opportunity to engage with you on the equipment, and serve it back up to your peers in the trucking community through the Reader Rigs series and our custom-truck coverage. (You can upload a photo of your truck anytime, and catch the full gallery, via this link.)

A few past Thanksgiving highlights: 


Martin Herman's 1970 narrow-nose KW W925 and thanksgiving messageIn 2019, it was owner-operator Martin Herman out in Evanston, Wyoming, whose picture of his spectacular tank doubles hauler of a 1970 KW W925 was plucked from Reader Rigs gallery and, eventually, would feature more prominently in these pages. Read much more about the unit via this link to subsequent 2020 coverage.


Debbie Desiderato's KW T660 and thanksgiving message from OverdriveIn 2016, owner-operator Debbie Desiderato's truck at the time, a 2012 Kenworth T660, gave us a little "ray of sunshine," better indeed than a "black cloud hanging over my head," as she put it. Desiderato since that time has upgraded to a 2017 Western Star 4900EX after some time moving back to hotshot car hauling. This year, she was recognized in Overdrive's 2023 Trucker of the Year program as Trucker of the Month in June.


Kyler Shaw's 2003 Peterbilt 379 -- and thanksgiving messageOwner-operator Kyler Shaw's sharp 2003 Peterbilt 379 accompanied this message in 2021 -- at the time, Shaw hauled mostly sand and rock around East Texas.


Brock Childress Smitty's heavy-haul KW, thanksgiving messageThis shot showed up in the Reader Rigs gallery in 2017 care of Brock Childress -- it shows a Smitty’s Heavy Hauling KW “cleaned up and ready to roll," as Childress put it.

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Here's hoping the day rolls along how it's supposed to, and a big Happy Thanksgiving, again, from all of us. Get a free moment? Navigate to the Reader Rigs gallery at this link and add your own truck there. 

[Related: Thanksgiving ramblings on the trucking life in times gone by]

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