Brandon Farley and Certified Express Inc., out of Neosho, Missouri, bought this 2004 Peterbilt 379X in 2011 and restored it about four years ago back to its original style. Farley showed the truck at the 2019 Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish competition.
Farley says the truck was in rough shape when they bought it, and it took a complete teardown and rebuild to get it back to its original look. Since restoring it, they’ve made a number of upgrades, including lowering it, added a new bumper, new rear fenders, a custom fifth wheel and more.
Farley says CEI is the second owner of the rig, adding that it hauled chickens in its previous life.
The rig is the only 379X with this exact color, Farley says, because the color came out with the Pride & Class special edition 389s in 2015. He says Peterbilt wasn’t going to let them use the color, but after sending the VIN and title to Peterbilt to prove it was a special edition 379X, they sent CEI the paint codes.
Under the hood is a Cat C15 ACERT with an 18-speed and 3:55 rears. At the time of the show, the truck had approximately 1.7 million miles on it. Farley says CEI gave the engine a platinum overhaul at around 1.3 million miles.