custom rigs

Chuck Gibson’s 1996 Peterbilt 379

Sitting on a 275-inch wheelbase, the truck features a GM Midnight Blue paint job with pearl dust mixed in, which was done about seven years ago. It also has Jones Performance fenders, 8-inch straight stacks and stainless steel-wrapped tanks.

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Thomas Mack’s 1999 Peterbilt 379

Thomas Mack drives this 1999 Peterbilt 379 hauling grain and feed in a 100-mile radius of his family's Waterville, Minn., farm.

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Michael Barnes’ 2017 Kenworth W900

The truck, which sits on a 280-inch wheelbase, features a drop visor from 4 State Trucks, along with "Copeland" imprinted on the stacks.

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Charles Gale’s 2000 Kenworth W900

The rig is powered by a Signature 600 Cummins with a 13-speed and 3:73 rears. The engine has less than 200,000 miles on it.

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Fred Stair’s 1988 Peterbilt 379

In September 2017, Stair replaced the rig's 425-hp Cat and 18-speed with a 600-hp 12.7-liter Detroit 60 Series with a 9-speed Eaton and 3:55 rears.

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Rainy days (and days our truck gets cut in half) always get me down

"You heard right. The truck got cut in half. Doggone Bryan Martin's crew over at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Mo., went and cut our truck right in half."

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Gustavo Gaviria’s 1994 Kenworth W900

The rig sports a Caterpillar 3406C with an Eaton 15-speed. Most of the truck is original from 1994, except for the stretched wheelbase to 300 inches.

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This just in: A pack of rats at MATS

For the first time ever, rat rods will have a coveted position in Lot J for the annual Paul K. Young (PKY )Truck Beauty Championship.

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Daniel Richmond’s 2015 Freightliner Coronado glider

He hauls a wide range of flatbed freight, including steel, lumber, windmill generators, glass, seed and more. "If it fits, it ships," Richmond says.

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Barry LaFrance’s 1998 Freightliner FLB

France and his wife, Tracy, have owned the truck since December 2000, and have added a number of custom features, including brackets for the side boxes, deck plate, fenders, visor, back window and breathers, as well as a custom dash and hardwood floors in the interior.

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