Fleenor Bros.’ ‘Black Cherry’ 2015 Kenworth W900 Icon

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Mike Hicks, a driver for Carthage, Missouri-based Fleenor Brothers Enterprises, took home two awards for the company after showing “Black Cherry,” a 2015 Kenworth W900L Icon glider at the 2019 Great American Trucking Show Pride & Polish competition in August.

The truck earned third place in the Bobtail – 2011 and Newer category, as well as third place in the Paint – Bobtail category at the show in Dallas.

Hicks uses the rig to haul explosives, general flatbed freight, oversize/overweight freight and more.

As he explains in the video above, the rig’s name comes from the color scheme of a black cherry base with wine, coral and white stripes. “When you first look at it, it’s like, ‘I don’t know about that,’ then the more you look at it, it kind of grows on you,” Hicks says.

Some of the work Fleenor has done to the truck includes wrapping the tanks to match the black cherry color of the exterior, lowering the front end and adding a new bumper with a bumper lift, adding Lincoln Chrome six-inch straight stacks, new boxes, half fenders and more. They also changed out the fender lights, cab lights and horn.

“I can’t see myself driving anything else,” Hicks says.

Mike Hicks drives this 2015 Kenworth W900L Icon, “Black Cherry,” for Carthage, Missouri-based Fleenor Brothers. (Photos by Jason Kindig)Mike Hicks drives this 2015 Kenworth W900L Icon, “Black Cherry,” for Carthage, Missouri-based Fleenor Brothers. (Photos by Jason Kindig) The glider is equipped with a Cat 3406E with an 18-speed. Parts of the engine are painted to match the exterior and the rest of the truck’s theme.The glider is equipped with a Cat 3406E with an 18-speed. Parts of the engine are painted to match the exterior and the rest of the truck’s theme. All of the gauges on the dash have been switched to chrome. The back of the visor reads “Black Cherry” in the color scheme of the exterior.All of the gauges on the dash have been switched to chrome. The back of the visor reads “Black Cherry” in the color scheme of the exterior. The sleeper features a couch and upper bunk. “It’s livable. Home away from home,” Hicks says.The sleeper features a couch and upper bunk. “It’s livable. Home away from home,” Hicks says.
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