Our latest Truck of the Month is a classy looking 2006 Peterbilt 379 that's owned and operated by John Walker. John runs JSW Corp., a farm machinery transport company based in Somerville,TN, with his brothers Bill and Bob Walker.
John hauls all types of new and used farm equipment to local dealers with his tricked-out Pete and his 2002 Landoll detachable lowboy with aluminum outriggers and decks. He also pulls a 2001 Chaparall stepdeck trailer and several hopper bottom and dump trailers. John's truck is powered by a 550 CAT engine along with an 18 speed transmission and a set of 3:36 rears. With over 320,000 miles on it, this is a true working show truck and it turns heads on the road as well as at the farms and dealerships that John delivers to.
The truck is customized from the front bumper to the mudflaps and some of the custom features include: a 22" square bumper with a flip-up kit, 6" straight pipes with Pickett elbows, Headwind headlights on Double J brackets, a custom Rhino-Lined deckplate, a billet aluminum grille, and a headache rack which is painted to match the truck's paint scheme. This orange and black beauty looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside. The interior is fully customized and sports a painted dash, floor plate and door panels. John has also added a custom billet aluminum steering wheel along with billet aluminum pedals and motorcycle mirrors. A set of Bostrom Lowrider seats keep John comfortable and he does his gearshifting with a custom built 4' chrome gearshift that was built with the help of his friend Justin Griffin.
John has farming and trucking in his blood and said that he enjoys seeing the different farms and hauling the unique equipment that keeps our country's farms running. He owns six trucks but his 2006 is his pride and joy. John's Peterbilt is a showstopper that works hard all year long. If you happen to be down in Tennessee you just might get a first hand look at this classy farm hauler but for now, our photos will give you a preview. Congrats to John on a job well done and keep on truckin'!