We’ve yet to see a truck show that has a class for the scariest, spookiest, most macabre or the truck most likely to keep you awake at night.
Until then, “Lil'” Ray Rodriguez’s “Wicked” will have to settle for being 2015 Overdrive’s Pride & Polish National Champion in the Limited-Mileage Combo category, and being the perfect truck for Halloween.
The 2015 Peterbilt 389 with a Western step deck trailer took home that honor from the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas in August. Rodriguez, an equipment hauler with a three-truck fleet in Salinas, Calif., and “Wicked” also picked up a Best of Show victory at the Dynaflex Monster Stack Shootout Pride & Polish earlier this year.
Here’s a close look at what makes “Wicked” so, well, wicked.