Custom Rigs

Dave Peterson’s 2017 Peterbilt 389 glider

The rig sports a 500-hp Detroit and an Eaton 13-speed. Peterson hauls steel out of Minneapolis to the Chicago area for Young Truck Lines.

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Kevin Rogers’ 2017 Peterbilt 389 glider

The rig sports a 600-hp Caterpillar 6NZ with an Eaton-Fuller 18-speed.

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Jon Good’s 1999 Peterbilt 379

Good completely refinished the truck last fall, adding 7-inch stainless stacks, stainless side boxes, sleeper panels and visor, 20-inch square bumper, new quarter fenders and a stainless rear bumper.

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Bandit truck series opening race postponed a week due to weather

According to series General Manager Jason Johnson, the season's first race at Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Ala., has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 24. It was originally set to run this weekend, March 10.

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Steve Bennett’s 2003 Peterbilt 379

Bennett has painted the truck Phantom Gray with black "gangster-style" front fenders and 7-inch stacks.

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Michael Kerrigan’s 2012 Peterbilt 386

The rig sports a 530-hp Paccar MX-13, an Eaton-Fuller 10-speed and 3:55 rears. Since buying the truck, he has added new graphics, new LED headlights, a 15-inch visor, windshield trim, window chops for the cab and sleeper, along with a Taylor wing for the roof of the cab.

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Bandit Big Rig Series looks to build on inaugural season’s success in 2018

The series will kick off Saturday, March 10, at Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Ala., and run a total of 12 races through Oct. 6.

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Like father, like son: ’95 Pete 379 unconventionally passed to new generation

Jerry Ward bought the rig around the year 2000 and drove it for about 10 years before selling it to a local fleet. In 2014, his son, Jeremy – who always loved the truck – bought the truck back through a lease-purchase program and has been working on improving it since then.

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Thank you for the love

In which Wendy stumbles across a near-full collection of Overdrive magazines (from 1962 to 2016) at Howard Trucking in Fairborn, Ohio, for her last blog post at OverdriveOnline.com: "Just another weird and cosmic occurrence in our trucking adventures that was meant to be." ...

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Tyrone Johnson’s 2003 Peterbilt 379

The rig features a 475-hp Caterpillar 6NZ with an Eaton-Fuller 13-speed. Johnson has added new fiberglass front fenders and upgraded all the lights on the rig to LEDs.

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