2016 Pride & Polish National Champion, Limited-Mileage Bobtail: Josh Skidmore’s duotone calling card

This profile is part of a multi-week series in which Overdrive is publishing stories on the six Pride & Polish National Championship winners — crowned in August at The Great American Trucking Show — and the five best of show winners from the event. Click here to see more profiles.

Josh Skidmore’s 2016 Peterbilt 389Josh Skidmore’s 2016 Peterbilt 389

Small fleet owner Josh Skidmore says his signature yellow and white paint scheme is like a personal calling card, and it’s a scheme that’s done him well, having scored the Utah-based operator two Pride & Polish National Championship trophies with two separate trucks.

The most recent, his 2016 Peterbilt 389, follows two Best of Show victories from the 2015-2016 season. “Out west when people see a white truck with yellow fenders going down the road they know it’s us,” Skidmore said last year of his truck’s paint scheme.

Skidmore stated his Skidmore Transportation Services in March 2004. Skidmore does all of the custom work on his custom rigs at his 27-truck fleet’s shop.  He most recently won a Pride & Polish National Championship in the 2014 contest with his 2007 Peterbilt 379.

Skidmore showed the truck as a combo last October, winning Best of Show at the PDI Pride & Polish event in Utah. He ultimately showed the rig as a combo at this year’s GATS.Skidmore showed the truck as a combo last October, winning Best of Show at the PDI Pride & Polish event in Utah. He ultimately showed the rig as a combo at this year’s GATS.

Click here to see the full list of winners from the 2016 GATS Pride & Polish show.

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