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October 2019

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October 2019 | Overdrive | 71 Specialized auto-hauling 379 Dale and Kristy Martin of Christiansburg, Virginia, own this 2007 Peterbilt 379 and haul cars in an enclosed trailer for Reliable Carriers. The truck is powered by a 550-hp Cat C15 ACERT with an 18-speed Eaton. The couple bought the truck new in 2007. It features a 144-inch ARI sleeper, a 7,500-watt generator, 8-inch Dynaflex stacks and 7-inch headlight buckets with Truck-Lite LED headlights. Great American Chrome_OVD1218_PG.indd 1 11/20/18 9:15 AM Rebuilt antique Pete 350 Deral Meek, owner of five-truck Rio Rancho, New Mexico-based Smithart Trucking, owns this 1962 Peterbilt 350 and hauls mostly heavy equipment, such as Caterpillar and Komatsu tractors. The truck is powered by a 400-hp Cummins with an Eaton-Fuller 10-speed and a 4-speed auxiliary. Meek has done a complete rebuild on the truck, including new paint, a stretched frame, new shocks, air bags, bushings, new wheels and air conditioning and power steering work. Western oversized hauler Mat Martin drives this 2017 Kenworth W900 Icon for Phoenix-based flatbed fleet White Mountain Trucking, hauling mostly over- sized metal and steel from Phoenix to Texas and back. The truck is powered by a 550-hp Cummins ISX 15 with an 18-speed.

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