Archive | October, 2012
Legends and Heroes

1999 Freightliner Classic XL Custom Rig

Legends and Heroes To put it bluntly, Mike Most says, he was just tired of seeing Peterbilts and Kenworths take home all of the awards and get all of the glory. Most is a self-proclaimed Freightliner man, having driven one for years, and he never saw a Freightliner compete in a truck show and win. […]

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Kenworth K270 & K370

Kenworth K270 and K370 Cabover Brochure Now Available

New Medium Duty Cabovers Offer Kenworth Quality, Excellent Maneuverability and Durability Kenworth has produced a brochure on its new Kenworth K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers. Applications for the Kenworth K270 and K370 include pick-up and delivery, lease/rental, towing/recovery, landscaping, furniture, food processing and distribution that require a highly maneuverable truck with 16- […]

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International Lonestar

International Lonestar

Sometimes operating at your best means standing out from the crowd. The LoneStar® has classic good looks inspired by International® trucks of days gone by. But LoneStar is more than just eye-candy. It boasts the quietest cab in its class and at 89″ wide, it’s also one of the roomiest. A 50-degree wheel cut and […]

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Classic Clean

2005 Peterbilt 379 Custom Rig

Classic Clean Bill Sandvik’s ’05 379 won the inaugural Pride & Polish National Championship after winning Best of Show at the Great West Truck Show P&P event. The success in Vegas won Sandvik an invitation to compete in the inaugural Custom Rigs Pride & Polish National Championship series in Dallas at the Great American Trucking […]

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The Freightliner Coronado

Traditional appearance. Modern engineering. Timeless efficiency. The Freightliner Coronado® is built with the operational efficiency to turn big profits. With its stunning good looks, don’t be surprised if the Coronado turns a few heads, too. Pick Your Powerhouse From Detroit’s line-up of engines, the DD16®, DD15® and DD13®, to the Cummins ISX15, the Coronado is […]

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2011 Kenworth Parts & Service Dealer of the Year

Central Illinois Trucks Named 2011 Kenworth Parts and Service Dealer of the Year

Central Illinois Trucks was named the 2011 Parts and Service Dealer of the Year for the United States and Canada at the annual Parts and Service Meeting held recently in Anaheim, Calif. The award is presented in recognition of outstanding parts and service support. Central Illinois Trucks accepts the 2011 Kenworth Parts and Service Dealer […]

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Ronnie Adams' Old School

1986 Peterbilt 359 Custom Rig

Ronnie Adams’ Old School When the opportunity arose five-six years ago to become just the third owner of a “piece of history” in a 1986 Peterbilt 359 that’d been kept in immaculate condition by its second owner, an owner-operator based in Waleska, Ga., Ronnie Adams couldn’t resist. “I’ve been looking for a truck like this […]

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Mack Bulldog® Hood Ornament Turns 80 (That’s an Estimated 560 Dog Years)

The iconic Mack Bulldog® hood ornament is celebrating its 80th birthday. The Bulldog first became associated with Mack Trucks during World War I. British soldiers nicknamed the Mack AC models used in the Allied effort “Bulldog Macks” because of their tenacity. The Bulldog moniker stuck from that point on. Years later in 1932, Alfred Fellows […]

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Great Dane Everest TL Reefer

Exterior Front Features Front End Construction The Everest TL reefer front end is a combination of traditional strength and product innovation aimed at reducing maintenance and weight. The fully-welded aluminum refrigeration unit bracing is supported by four of the front wall’s six extruded aluminum Z-post uprights that form the rigid front end. The use of […]

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True Blue

2001 Peterbilt 379 Custom Rig – True Blue

True Blue When the wrecker dropped the hook and set the smashed ’01 379 Peterbilt at the Bill Hall Jr. Trucking Company main terminal, no one was quite sure where to start the rebuild process. The front took a serious hit during a run-in with a four wheeler and the damage was extensive. But the […]

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Safety Pays for Volvo Trucks Safety Award Winners Erb International and Muñoz Trucking

Volvo Trucks celebrated the excellent performance records and safety-first focuses of Erb International and Muñoz Trucking today, naming them winners of the 2012 Volvo Trucks Safety Award. Each recipient will receive $25,000 to be used toward their safety-related activities. The fleets were recognized during an awards ceremony at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & […]

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Western Star 4900 SB

Western Star 4900 SB Fuel Efficiency Package

Western Star is known for building good-looking trucks. Trucks that are tough, hard-working, long-lasting and highly customizable. But with the Fuel Efficiency (FE) package on a 4900SB, they’re also becoming known for combining aerodynamics, lightweight options and powerful engines to create a fuel efficient truck that doesn’t look like one. In fact, you can build […]

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