Frankie Pepera’s 1996 Kenworth W900L

Updated Mar 26, 2021

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Frankie Pepera bought this 1996 Kenworth W900L when he was 15 years old after his grandfather passed away and left him $20,000. He bought it from Eric Larew, out of Tunnelton, West Virginia. When he bought the truck, he had to have a friend go to West Virginia to pick it up and bring it back to his home in Ohio, since he wasn’t old enough to even drive a car. At the time, the truck had an Aerodyne sleeper, which Pepera removed to make the truck a day cab. He sandblasted and repainted the frame and did a full paint job on the rig and also added full fenders, a light bar, wet line kit and more. Within the last year, he redid the truck again and added a 42-inch flattop bunk with a big hole opening in it. Now 21, Pepera drives the truck himself, hauling sand and gravel for Tri-Son Concrete and Sidwell Materials out of White Cottage, Ohio. The rig is powered by a 550-hp 3406E Cat with an 18-speed Eaton-Fuller and 3:55 rears. It features a PDI turbo and custom ECM tuning done by MO Power in Aurora, Ohio.

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