Ryan Hooten’s 1995 Peterbilt 379 — the centerpiece of his Ryan’s Feed and Trucking grain hauling business in Santa Ynez, Calif. — is an ode to western motifs, leather and rawhide. Here’s a brief interview with Hooten and a few photos of his perennial Pride & Polish award winner.
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Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.