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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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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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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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Ryan Britten’s 1995 Peterbilt 379 EXHD

Britten hauls hay, grain and farm machinery with this 1995 Peterbilt 379 extended hood. The Haswell, Colo.-based owner-operator is permitted to haul up to 97,000 pounds in his home state.

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Smithart Trucking’s 1962 Peterbilt 350

Julia Frese, owner of Rio Rancho, N.M.-based Smithart Trucking, owns this 1962 Peterbilt 350. The rig features a 400-hp Cummins and an Eaton Fuller 10-speed with 4-speed auxiliary. Frese has done a complete rebuild on the truck.

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Casey Allen’s 1986 Kenworth K100E COE

The truck, which sits on a 196-inch wheelbase, sports dual 150-gallon fuel tanks, a 20-inch square bumper and all LED lights. The interior has a wood floor, Bostrom Wide Ride seat and wood steering wheel.

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