This week’s CAT Scale Rig of the Week has amazing features inside and out.
Owner Augustus Kerver of Newville Pennsylvania purchased this 2006 Peterbilt 379 six years ago from a man who hauled for United Van Lines.
Augustus painted it to match his reefer trailer and put on seven-inch stacks, a drop visor and fenders.
The truck has a cat engine with a t13-speed transmission. He said that the engine puts about 700 horsepower on the pavement.
Inside, this truck is like a house on wheels. It has a dinette that turns into an oversized bed, a counter with a kitchen sink, a convection microwave oven, a fridge with a freezer and a bathroom and a shower. There’s also a door that leads to the sleeper.
Augustus has been driving for more than 31 years and 21 of those have been for himself. He said he caught the trucking bug from his father who drove a B-model Mack with a dump trailer.
When he isn’t driving, Augustus likes to spend time with his wife and daughters, going camping and riding his Harley Davidson.
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A former military public affairs specialist, Cody Graves has a journalism career that has spanned radio, television and print. For the last ten years, he produced special sections for Arkansas’ only statewide newspaper. During his time in the U.S. Army Reserves, Cody served tours in El Salvador, Iraq and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In his spare time, he plays guitar in a local band and spends time with his dogs, Lucy and Daisy.