John LaRochelle/J.A. LaRochelle Trucking, LLC

Robert Conrad
January 2024

We are kicking off 2024 in style with a hard working driver who keeps his truck looking "right" all year round in New England. John LaRochelle was born into a "trucking family" with his father Jack becoming an owner-operator in the 1970's and trucking for decades until he just recently retired. John says he went trucking with his dad in his Peterbilt cabover when he was off from school in the summer, and the rest is history!

John started trucking himself when he began hauling freight in 1984, and he was able to become an owner-operator one year later, switching over to dump trailer work. His first truck was a classic 1978 International that he used to pull an older Fruehauf dump trailer with, before being able to purchase his own new Peterbilt.

John expanded to 2 trucks in 2018, with his son, John, joining him at J. A. LaRochelle Trucking, LLC. John and his son both drive Peterbilts, and his current ride is this classy 2023 389 model! The truck features a 72" bunk along with a polished visor, a custom bumper, and a set of polished full fenders over the rears. The lime green base color is as bright as the mid-day sunshine, and it's complimented perfectly by the blue stripes that are trimmed in white.

John says he and his son primarily do flatbed & dump trailer work in the Northeast. He keeps his polished Peterbilt looking good all year round and it has plenty of power for those heavy loads, thanks to the Cummins X-15 engine that's paired up with a performance 18 speed. The truck is also equipped with Dana Super 40 rears with a 3:70 gear ratio, along with an air ride front axle.

John LaRochelle & his 2023 Peterbilt define the phrase "Working Show Truck" and both he and his son represent the trucking industry with class on every haul they make! Movin Out applauds all of John's efforts, by choosing him & his polished Peterbilt 389 as our January 2024 Working Show Truck of the Month.