Custom Rigs

Matt Cales’ 2000 Kenworth W900

Matt Cales hauls steel crane parts, machinery and general freight with this 2000 Kenworth W900. The truck is equipped with a 550-horsepower Caterpillar and an 18-speed.

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Bandit Series crash sends truck over outside wall, both drivers OK; Boileau claims 4th straight win

Mike Morgan’s No. 88 Mack jumped the wall and landed in the catch fence and guidewires between the track and the crowd. Boles’ truck rode down the front stretch along the wall until finally coming to rest just before turn one. Both drivers got out of their trucks unscathed.

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Second look at a Pride & Polish champ in Joe Regalado’s ‘Blue’ 2000 379/end dump combo

Take a video tour through Von Ormy, Texas-based Jarco Transport small fleet owner Joe Regalado's custom 2000 Peterbilt 379 and 2018 Armor Lite end dump, the trailer newly customized to match the tractor. 'Blue' continued her winning ways at GATS this year.

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Gordy Jacobs’ 2012 Kenworth W900L

The truck sports a 550-horsepower Cummins with an Eaton-Fuller 18-speed and 3:42 rears. Jacobs has added 8-inch straight pipes and shortened the steps to 39.5 inches.

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Steve Marino’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

The truck, powered by a Caterpillar C15 and a 10-speed Eaton autoshift, is used to haul petroleum products around northern Illinois and the Chicagoland area.

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Craig Krumpton’s retirement project 1971 Kenworth W900 and classic 1980s Double Eagle sleeper

Another beauty I came across at the Southern Classic Truck Show, owned by retired Craig Krumpton of West Columbia, S.C. Krumpton picked this 1971 Kenworth W900 in 2008. Its original owner-operator team hauled in it through the mid-1990s, and it still bears their original paint and features in large part.

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Video: Brandon Avant and his Pete 389 ‘Mistress’

Brandon Avant spent so much time with this 2010 Peterbilt 389 during the two years it took to turn the rig into a championship-contending show truck, his wife Melissa had to give the truck its nickname, “The Mistress.”

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Bandit truck racers return to Tennessee this weekend

During the first race at Highland Rim Speedway on July 1, “88 Mike” Morgan picked up the win at what is the Wartrace, Tenn., driver’s de facto home track.

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Ron and Sheri NeSmith’s 2016 International Lonestar

The couple, out of Oxford, Ala., hauls general dry van freight in the lower 48 for Mercer Transportation.

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Working-cabover work in progress: Owner-operator James Ryan’s 1989 Peterbilt 362

The Cummins Big Cam 4-powered 1989 Peterbilt 362 double-bunk cabover you'll see in this video has been in owner-operator James Ryan's family for years before he convinced his father, Art Nelson, to sell him the unit. Today, he hauls containers from the Port of Savannah north to Charlotte with it.

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