Trucks at Work

Custom truck time

To me, one of the best parts about visiting the Mid America Trucking Show every year is getting the chance to see more custom trucks up close than you can shake a stick at.

This year provide no exception as all sorts of highly stylized highway iron took center stage at the annual Mid America extravaganza – everything from antiques, such as the old school “Munchy Trucking” Mack out of Montpelier, Va. (at left), to all sorts of sleek low-rider configured tractors.

[To view a collection of just some of the show trucks parked for display at Mid America, click here.] 

Now while a lot the dollars folks shell out to turn their rigs into such artistic displays may seem extreme, many say they see returns on such big-ticket investments – especially when it comes to winning and keeping business from shippers.

[Indeed, I discussed this very benefit last year in the October issue of American Trucker magazine.]

Suffice to say, though, whatever the reason truck owners decide upon for customizing their rigs, the results are invariably spectacular to the eye. You can see what I mean in the video below:

I’ll tell one thing: this is a facet of the trucking industry that’s never going to go out of style! 

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