Custom Rigs

Poor weather forecast postpones this weekend’s Bandit Series race

The race has been rescheduled for Aug. 11. Anyone who had already purchased tickets for the race will be able to use them on the rescheduled date.

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Steve Bernett’s 2013 Peterbilt 389

Steve Bernett owns this 2013 Peterbilt 389, which he uses to haul a variety of freight, including expedited mail, exercise equipment, fixtures and cabinetry for Tralo out of Owatonna, Minn.

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Davey Kirchner’s 1987 Peterbilt 359

The rig, which sits on a 305-inch wheelbase, is equipped with a B-model Cat and an 18-speed Eaton with 3:36 rears.

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Small fleet owner Boles picks up first Bandit Series win

Allen Boles, driver of the No. 3 Peterbilt, earned his first Bandit Series win Saturday, March 24, at Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Ala. The small fleet owner piled up seven top five finishes last season, and finished fourth in the overall standings, but never got to victory lane.

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‘Sweet Satisfaction’ 379 an owner-operator couple’s second chance

The truck is nicknamed “Sweet Satisfaction” due to the circumstances that led the couple to buying this rig. Robert says they had another truck they had agreed to purchase and taken possession of when the truck’s owner told them he was selling it to his brother-in-law instead.

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Steve Gosney’s 1980 Peterbilt 359

The rig features a 400-hp Cummins Big Cam 2 and a Fuller 13-speed. Gosney has started replacing the front suspension with bushings and king pins, while also putting in new seats, Hogebuilt quarter fenders, mud flaps and chrome all around.

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Introducing the Parkers’ Coronado — and rat — retooled; and more scenes from MATS

George and Wendy Parker's 2004 Freightliner Coronado debuts after 4 State Trucks' treatment, scenes from the active Pavilion, outtakes from seminars on trucking for profit, music and more scenes from MATS 2018.

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Sharp show trucks — and a blanket of snow — descend on Mid-America show in Louisville

MATS doesn't officially begin until Thursday, but here's a sample of some of the rigs on display at the show, including a few shots of those buried by the 8-inch snowfall.

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Scott Oberle’s 1985 Mack MH613 Magnum

The truck was one of just 64 built that year, Oberle says. The truck features the original 450-hp Mack E9 V8 with a Mack 9-speed.

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Ricky ‘Rude’ Proffitt eyes Bandit Series championship repeat as season opens

Race festivities for this weekend's race in Mobile, Ala., will kick off at noon Saturday with the Minimizer Fan Series Truck Show that will run throughout the day. A meet-and-greet with Bandit drivers will be held from 4-6 p.m., and the races will begin at 7 p.m.

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