This rig may be painted pitch black, but it’s used to help bring tons color into the world.
Driver Shawn Patterson of Greenville, Pennsylvania has been on the road for about seven years.
His rig, a 1995 Kenworth W900, was pretty much rebuilt from the ground up by Shawn and his father.
Shawn said that the Kenworth is pretty much stock and it’s powered by a CAT3408 engine. The only significant upgrade was the air-ride front suspension.
The inside of the cab is also mostly stock, he said, with the exception of some crown buttons on the headliner and laminate flooring.
When he’s not driving, Shawn said he’s either working on the truck or renovating the home he and his wife bought in March. The couple has three daughters, Kaitlyn, Carson and Mackenzie.
As for that colorful cargo, Shawn said that he frequently delivers fresh flowers to area home-improvement stores.
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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.