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Chad Cooper

By Robert Conrad

September, 2017

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Running 650 miles a night between Piqua and Fairfield, Ohio certainly doesn’t leave much time for anything but some sleep and getting ready for the next delivery. Chad Cooper would somehow find time to make changes to his 1996 Peterbilt 379 Extended hood to get the truck looking how he wanted it to look.  

The truck was involved in an accident over 2 years ago, and that’s when Chad decided to give it a full-blown makeover. Chad had a custom paint job put on the truck, added a set of 7” Lincoln Chrome exhaust complete with a y-pipe, and Bad Ass Customs front and rear fiberglass fenders for that low stance. He also stretched the frame to 313” and added polished panels to the frame rails. The end result was the showstopping ride that Chad had always dreamed his truck could be.

Power comes from a 3406E CAT engine that paired up with an 18-speed transmission and a set of 3:55 rears.

Chad’s trailer, a 2016 Reitnouer “Big Bubba” curtain side, looks every bit as good as his tractor does. The trailer is equipped with a Quick Draw tarp system and custom features include an 8” arch with 38 chicken lights down each side, a lighted “Bullhauler” nameplate on the polished front bulkhead, and custom fenders & center panels. Let’s just say that this is one combo that people definitely turn their heads to get a second look at when it rolls by!

Chad credits his wife Renee and his son Logan for all of their love & support along the way and the help they’ve given him on getting the truck to this point. He also wanted to send a big thanks to Bud Reitnouer and his crew in PA, along with Nathan, Chuck, and Chip at Double A Trailers in OH. He also credits Kevin Seger at K&S Welding and Fabrication for all of his custom work, along with Mark Siegal at Exit 99 Engine Builders for keeping him rolling. Phillip, Jackie, and Nate at Rehmart Body Shop helped Chad get the truck looking good after the accident and Juan at Unique Auto Spa in Rooster, OH helps him keep it shining all year long!

Chad Cooper’s classy combo might just be next to the definition of Working Show Truck in the dictionary and Movin’ Out salutes him for his tireless efforts in getting the loads delivered on time and looking sharp in the process!

Congrats to Chad, Renee, and Logan for representing Movin’ Out as our September Working Show Truck of the Month.