Mike Hennum - Young Truck Lines

Robert Conrad
October 2020

Mike Hennum has been around trucks for pretty much his entire life, and he says it was his dad who got him into trucking by taking him on deliveries when he was around 15. Mike's dad has since retired after a 40 year career as a beer delivery driver, but Mike has followed in his footsteps by getting his CDL and purchasing his own truck at age 22, a 2003 KW W-900L. Mike has trucked in every state in the lower 48 multiple times and he says trucking into California has been his favorite thus far during his 15+ years as an owner-operator.

His current ride is a 2017 KW T-660 that has a Paccar MX-13 engine putting out 500 HP that's paired up with an 18 speed transmission and 3:25 rears. Mike said this was one of the very last T-660's built by Kenworth, and he's nicknamed the truck "Siiick 60". The 280" wheelbase has a modified front suspension along with an AG 400L rear suspension and the truck sits on 24.5 aluminum polished spoke KW wheels all around.

Mike is a Minnesota native and he's currently leased on with Young Truck Lines based in Lyle, MN. Mike has added a long list of custom touches to his "Siiick 60" KW, all of which have been fabricated & installed or just installed in house by him and his dad Mark, who Mike wanted to send a big thank you out to for helping him get where he is today!

Mike has added a Roadworks grille insert that sits in a custom, painted grille shell, a 12 Gauge Customs' visor with 14 dual revolution amber/blue lights, as well as a set of BadAss rear fenders. He has installed a custom made box which sits in between the frame rails and holds 4 extra batteries & a power inverter. Mike says this will power the truck when his new stereo is installed, and he has the truck shut off. There is also a custom airline box sitting between the frame rails as well as an APU unit that is hidden in the frame on the rear of the truck!

Jim Higgins, a well-known trucking industry designer, came up with the custom stripes for the truck and they accent the brilliant blue paint perfectly. The interior is a combination of polished items and matching blue paint from the exterior, and Mike has plans for new cabinets, carpet, and stereo in the near future. He also says he's planning on adding custom deck plates on the frame as well as a rear T-bar and I-panel. Mike sits on Bostrom Pro-Ride low base seats in his "office" while turning the SCI steering wheel and shiftin' gears using a shifter that features a custom shift knob & painted cover.

One thing's for certain, Mike Hennum takes a great deal of pride in his ride and he turns heads up & down the interstate in this awesome aerocab! Representing the trucking industry in style, Movin' Out salutes Mike as our October 2020 Working Show Truck of the Month & driver!