Dave Pellegrino

Robert Conrad
January 2022

This 2019 Peterbilt 389 is a true working show truck, hauling every day as Dave Pellegrino takes it wherever the loads need to go. Whether he's pulling a dump trailer going in and out of landfills and gravel pits, or a flatbed hauling steel, granite, rebar, or lumber, this is one truck that is definitely not a garage queen!

The truck was purchased from NH Peterbilt and then owner, Bob Gentry, worked closely with Dave to spec the truck exactly how he wanted it, right down to the nuts & bolts on the frame rails. Dave wanted a clean, simple look and he succeeded with this decked out day cab that's painted with Imron 5000 Quicksilver metallic. The roof, front fenders, and full rear fenders were painted gun metal grey and the fuel tanks were as well.

Just the right amount of bling was added including a 13" drop visor, dual lighted air cleaners, old school dual exhaust, and Durabrite wheels that help Dave get thru the tough New England Winters. A double frame helps with those heavy loads and power comes from a Paccar 505 HP engine that's paired up with an 18 speed, and 46K rears.

This silver beauty is equally as nice on the inside thanks to a burlwood dash, all chrome gauges, a custom steering wheel, heated seats, and a Stryker CB radio that Dave says he never uses since he's not a "CB radio guy". The roof is trimmed with 9 lights and there are LED's all around, as well as under glow lighting that is just plain cool! Dave even ordered the truck with a Data Link system that allows for roadside diagnostic testing just in case a problem arises.

This polished Peterbilt has been to several shows in New England, taking 1st place at the GEAR JAMMER Magazine Truck Show! Dave Pellegrino takes a great deal of pride in his equipment and the entire fleet shines all year round despite working under some harsh conditions. This is one working show truck that's always stands out on the highway, in the landfill, or at the truck shows it goes to! Movin' Out salutes Dave Pellegrino and all of his hard work by starting 2022 off in style, with his fine 389 as our Working Show Truck of the Month.