Movin' Out Facebook Fan of the Month: Brandon Osborn
By Pam Pollock
The Movin’ Out Facebook Fan of the Month for August is Brandon Osborn. Brandon emailed me some photos of his truck with a teaser about how he came about to being the owner of this beautiful 1992 Peterbilt 379 Extended Hood. Of course I had to contact Brandon to learn more details!
It turns out that Brandon found a hidden pot of gold - this truck had been sitting in a barn for over a decade! He bought it sight unseen. The truck has a 425 hp Cat, 13 speed double over transmission that is hooked to 355 rears that can, as Brandon says, “Put the power to the pavement!”
Brandon gives the specs on his sleek beauty: “The truck exterior is a custom Western White coupled with ‘Gangsta’ style front fenders, two toned with marble inlay and WTI double humps on rear to match. The fuel tanks and air tanks are powder coated and painted to match the truck; Grote lights were installed to enhance the night.
The truck interior is All-American class: Alpine sound system, full gauge package, and leather low rider seats for comfort. The bunk is a 63-inch stand up with a Salo flat screen TV; a Bose 123 home surround sound, and a refrigerator. All work was done by ICT in Indiana.
The front bumper is a 20-inch curved around to give a clean look to match the grill. It has 7-inch straight stacks with Pickett elbows and a resonator to calm the roar of this Cat. The low drop visor and side visors are marbled on the underside to calm the glare.”
The truck works everyday and does not travel more than an 80-mile radius of home. It is hooked to a ‘07 Mac covered wagon, pulling steel.
Brandon Osborn is an Ohio native. He started his driving career in 1992, purchasing his first truck in 1994. He reached the 1.5 Million Safe Driving Milestone on July 13, 2012. He is presently leased to Precision Strip in Minster Ohio, but runs out of the Kenton Ohio, plant. He has been married to Phyllis Osborn for 9 ½ years.
Brandon sums up his life as a Professional Truck Driver: “This has always been my passion since I was a little boy. I had both city life where I lived and country life as both sets of my grandparents were farmers – 1 owned grain and the other a dairy farm. Hard work and long hours have taught me that you can set goals and achieve them.”
It appears that Brandon has truly found that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
All photos by Thad Gardner and Shonda Long –
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