If regular listeners don’t recognize the first voice you hear in this week’s edition of the Overdrive Radio podcast, that of Harrison, Ark.-based owner-op Daniel Snow, he and his wife and business partner Phyllis’ rig you’re certain to remember.
Another project undertaken around the time they were putting the 140-inch custom sleeper together is a four-foot walk-in storage compartment they built into the front of their dry-van trailer, accessible from the tractor’s deck catwalk via a door assembly, to house tools and other supplies.
From the first time we saw it last year, it certainly seemed like a modification with scads of potential for emulation by any single-trailer owner out there with mechanical expertise and, like the Snows, plenty of time spent on the road away from the comfort of home and established relationships with diesel shops you know well.
Later in the podcast, too, a couple conversations with liquid-bulk tank owner-ops Mike Landis and J.D. Howard, both of whom will be featured in more detail in the May issue of Overdrive. Take a listen: