Tony Burrell talks about his ’83 Peterbilt

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Updated Dec 6, 2018

Owner-operator Tony Burrell found his 1983 Peterbilt 362 COE in a barn in Florida. Everything on the truck is original, including the engine, which Burrell says has never needed work d. The truck also has its original paint job. It has a 53-inch sleeper with a double bunk inside. Burrell hauls refrigerated and heavy equipment locally out of Old Fort, Tennessee. Burrell brought his truck out to the annual American Truck Historical Society Heart of Dixie Chapter’s Trucks on the Lake show earlier this fall, where he talked with Truckers News.

Burrell's 5-year-old grandson, Trucker, has rode along with him for over one million miles.Burrell's 5-year-old grandson, Trucker, has rode along with him for over one million miles.

Burrell's COE features a decal on the back and the truck's name, 'Midnight Special.'Burrell's COE features a decal on the back and the truck's name, "Midnight Special."

Burrell hauls refrigerated and heavy equipment locally around Old Fort, Tennessee.Burrell hauls refrigerated and heavy equipment locally around Old Fort, Tennessee.

The truck's engine has never been worked on, Burrell says. The truck also boasts its original paint job.The truck's engine has never been worked on, Burrell says. The truck also boasts its original paint job.