This week’s CAT Scale Rig of the Week is a rolling tribute to rock ’n’ roll history.
When Rodney Crouch completed the requirements for a sign-on bonus with US Xpress, he started looking for his own rig to strike out on his own. He wanted a truck with fewer than 250,000 miles, an APU unit and a refrigerator. Eventually he found this 2016 Western Star 5700. It had a few more miles than he wanted, but had everything else he needed.
The previous owner was a Vietnam veteran and had personalized the truck with POW and MIA graphics. Rodney said he was often thanked for his service by mistake, so he decided to change the truck’s look.
Rodney loves rock ’n’ roll and heavy metal, so he decided to decorate it with many of his favorite musicians. All over the truck are iconic rock stars like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Willie Nelson, Eddie Van Halen, Ozzy Osborne, The Beatles and many more.
He said his favorite one is a picture of himself and members of the band Hellyeah, which included his favorite drummer, the late Vinnie Paul.
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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.