August 2018

Overdrive Magazine | Trucking Business News & Owner Operator Info

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46 | Overdrive | August 2018 Custom Rigs C ecil Wolfe's 42 years of trucking matches the 42 years that his father put into the industry. Combined with the time Cecil's son, Jeremiah, has put into it, the three generations have more than 100 years of trucking history and more than 7.5 million miles. Wolfe brought his 1998 Kenworth W900 to Shell Rotella SuperRigs in Raphine, Virginia, from his home in Blue Ridge to show for the weekend. When Wolfe bought the KW in 2003, it was a day cab he used for his gas-hauling fleet. In 2014, he added a sleeper. He has a 76-inch Double Eagle sleeper at home that he plans to install this year. The truck sits on a 280-inch wheelbase. The KW's Caterpillar 3406E has just over 1.2 million miles, and Wolfe recently rebuilt it for the second time. That's also when he converted his 13-speed transmission to an 18-speed. Wolfe has done most of the improvements himself, including air- bagging the front axles and replacing most of the rear end. He also put in an orange dash and floor to match the truck's exterior. Wolfe no longer owns his fuel-haul- ing fleet and now runs a dedicated route to Alabama twice a week haul- ing freight on a matching drop deck. When he ran the fuel fleet, all of his trucks were green and white. He entered some in shows, but he says they didn't grab people's attention, so he and Jeremiah decided to paint this truck bright orange. Bright orange W9 grabs attention Cecil Wolfe and his son, Jeremiah, decided the truck's bright orange paint scheme would be more attention-grabbing for truck shows than its original green and white scheme. Cecil Wolfe bought his 1998 Kenworth W900 in 2003 and has used it as a working truck since. Wolfe added an orange and white billiards ball as a shifter knob to highlight the color scheme. The floor has the same orange, white and purple color and stripe scheme as the truck's exterior. BY MATT COLE

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