This week’s CAT Scale Rig of the Week was inspired by a win in the big game.
Mary Peterson Norton began her driving career in 1977, shortly after graduating high school. Not long after, she met her late husband, Jack Norton, over the CB, and the couple drove as a team for 30 years.
When they first started driving, their rig was red and pink because they liked to stand out from the crowd. However, in 1997, the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl, so the couple decided that their next truck and trailer would feature the team. The truck has green and gold accents inside and out, and she has a lot of Green Bay Packer items, including a Barbie doll and a signed football.
This is their second Packers-themed rig, a 2014 Kenworth T660. It’s powered by a Cummins ISX 500 engine with a 13-speed Eaton transmission. The truck is paired with a customized reefer trailer that hauls poultry products from Wisconsin and Minnesota to Los Angeles.
Mary said her favorite feature of the rig is the Sleep Number bed, which helps her get some rest on the road.
Since her husband died in 2015, Mary drives solo, but she’s not alone — she’s joined by her dogs, Karhma and Casey.
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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.