The driver of this week’s CAT Scale Rig of the Week has been riding high from a big award.
Tim Olden, who’s been driving for 32 years, was recently named as the owner-operator of the year for 2020 at Decker Truck Line in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Tim drives this 2012 Peterbilt 389 that he’s turned into a home on wheels. He’s added several modifications including antique birchwood flooring.
He’s been driving for 32 years and takes maintenance seriously. He said he drives more than 160,000 miles each year, so any time he gets an engine code, he gets it checked on.
This is the ninth truck that Tim has owned. The side of this truck says ‘K9 on board” because he always has dogs in his truck. The Decker detail shop did the lettering, but he picked out the style.
Tim said that after he retires, he plans on extending the sleeper, adding a pickup-style bed and using the truck to pull a fifth-wheel camper.
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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.