Josh Bates

Robert Conrad
April 2024

Josh Bates is the owner of Triple J Transfer, a  Maryland based trucking company that he started in 2010 at age 21. With none of his family members having any background in the trucking industry, Josh started from scratch, learning both the mechanical & business end of trucking on his own.

He started Triple J Transfer with a $7,000.00 truck that he bought from a junkyard, but his desire to succeed and strong business sense has led him to where he is today, running 10 trucks all over the U.S. His pride & joy is this 1992 Peterbilt Daycab that he purchased for only $8,500.00! 

Josh did a complete rebuild on this red hot ride, going from the ground up with everything being done in house at his own shop, with the exception of the paint. Roy's Body Shop in Eldersburg, MD gets credit for the deep red that has plenty of metal flake in it. Josh stretched the frame from 200" to 250", going from air leaf to flex air in the process. The front end was converted to an air ride by Horse and power comes from a 3406C motor that's paired up with a 13 speed and a set of 3:55 rears.

Custom features include an RLK visor, a set of 6" Dynaflex straights, cab & cowl panels from 12 Gauge Customs, and a rear center panel by Headspinner customs. Willie Gonzalez worked his magic on the interior and Lady Lines added just the right amount of pin striping!

Josh Bates turns heads behind the wheel of his decked-out Daycab, and it seems like the sky is the limit for him in the trucking industry. Pretty amazing for a self-taught trucker, businessman, and mechanic! Movin Out applauds Josh Bates and wishes him all the best on the road ahead.